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RoyalRoad to Health 


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rofessor of Hygiene, Proprietor of Tyrrell's Hygienic Institute 
originator of the improved system of physical exercises, 
inventor of the "J. B. L. Cascade,'' etc. 


ntered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1«94. by ( Las. A Tyrrell, 
in the office of the Librarian of Congress, it Washington, J). 

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Digestive Organs of Man 0 

1. Et'opnagns or Gullet. 

2. Cardiac end of Stomach. 

3. Pyloric end of Stomach. 

I. Duodenum. 

5, 6. Convolutions of Small Intestines. 
7. Caecum. 

7. * Vermiform appendage of Caecum, called the 
appendkula vermiformis. 

8. Ascending- Colon. 

9. 10. Transverse Colon. 

II. Descending- Colon. 

12. Sigmoid Flexure, the last curve of the Colon 
before it terminates in the Rectum. 

13. Rectum, the terminal part of the Colon. 

14. Anus, posterior opening- of the alimentary 
canal, through which the excrements are expelled. 

15. 15. Lobes of the Liver, raised and turned 

16. Hepatic Duet, "which carries the bile from 
the liver to the Cystic and Common Bile Ducts. 

17. Cystic Duct., 

18. Gall Bladder. 

19. Common Bile Duct. 

20. Pancreas, the gland which secretes the pan- 
creatic juice. 

21. Pancreatic Duct, entering the Duodenum 
with the Common Bile Duct. 

The illustration here given of the Digestive Ap- 
paratus of man represents the organs of food diges- 
tion, especially the alimentary canal and glands 
connected therewith, and to the reader of this 
pamphlet, or to any student of anatomy, it will be 
found of invaluable service as a reference. 

The diagram gives a view of the digestive organs 
from the ventral or front side, a proper study of 
which cannot fail to impress every intelligent being 
with the reverential deduction of the Psalmist that 
we are 11 fearfully and wonderfully made''' 


In introducing this wonderful discovery to the 
public, through the following pages, I wish it to be 
distinctly understood, that I am not propounding 
any new-fangled idea, but a system of treatment 
that has triumphantly stood the test of years. 

Thousands of grateful people can testify to its 
efficacy, not only as a remedial process — but better 
still as a preventive of all disease. 

I only ask, therefore, a careful perusal of its 
claims, and an honest opinion upon its merits. 

The Author. 




Health is sucli an inestimable blessing-, that the 
individual who shall devise means to preserve it, or 
to restore it, when lost, is deserving of all the thanks 
and honors that a grateful community can bestow. 
Unfortunately, there arc very few who estimate life 
at its true value, until they are confronted with the 
grim destroyer, Death. No one can fully appre- 
ciate the priceless blessings of health, until they 
feel that it has slipped from their grasp. The oft 
quoted phrase, " Health is Wealth," is truly a con- 
crete expression of wisdom, for without the former, 
the latter is well nigh an impossibility. But its 
interference with the activities of life, is one of the 
least evils of sickness, for perfect health is the very 
salt and spice of life; without it, existence is, 
"weary, stale, flat and unprofitable." 

But let none despair, for I propose to show how 
those who enjoy the blessing of robust health may 
preserve it indefinitely, and, how those who have 
lost it may regain it— with access of vigor, and once 



more feel that life is indeed worth living. In pre- 
senting- a new system of medication, I am compel- 
led to attack the existing- systems, and am therefore 
placed in a delicate position, for of all the problems 
ever presented for the ingenuity of man to solve, 
the most difficult, has ever been, how to present new 
facts, so as not to offend old errors ; for persons 
are very prone to regard arguments levelled against 
their opinions as direct attacks upon their person- 
ality ; and, not a few of them mistake their own 
deeply-rooted prejudices for established certain- 

I propose to show that the practice of drugging 
the human system to cure disease, is, an absolute 
fallacy, and, in doing so, I am bound to incur the 
indignant condemnation of the doctors who pre- 
scribe drugs, and, the druggists who vend them. 

In' the first place, the Drug Medical System 
would be destroyed, if it were to be examined ; 
even to defend it, is provocative of serious damage 
to it. Once subject it to the analysis of calm rea- 
son, and its defects become palpable to the mean- 
est understanding. 

The Drug Medical System is divided into several 
sects; the Allopathic, Homeopathic, Eclectic, etc., 
but, they are all one, in essential principles. They 
may differ in unimportant details, but, in the main 



premises they are a unit. They all believe in the 
principle of "curing one disease by producing 
another." In other words, their practice is, to in- 
duce a drug disease to cure a primary one. What 
can be thought of a system that employs poisons as 
the proper and natural remedies for diseases? 
When once the public mind recognises this glaring 
anomaly of " poisoning people to make them well, 
the days of the Drug System will be numbered. 

Dr. Trail, says, in his admirable address, deliver- 
ed at the Smithsonian Institute, at Washington, 
D. C. 

"Drug Medication, no matter in what disguise 
nor under what name it is practiced, consists in 
employing, as remedies for diseases, those things 
which produce disease in well persons. Its ma- 
teria medica is simply a list of drugs, chemicals, 
dye-stuffs— in a word, poisons. They may be vege- 
table, animal, or mineral, and may be called 
"apothecary stuff" or medicines; but they are 
nevertheless, poisons. They may come to us in the 
shape of acids, alkalies salts, oxides, earths, roots, 
barks, seeds, leaves, flowers, gums, resins, secre- 
tions, excretions, etc., but all are subversive of or- 
ganic structures ; all are antagonistic to living mat- 
ter ; all produce disease when brought in contact 



in any manner with the living domain ; all arg 


And again, 

"The true system of the Healing A.rt— Hygienic 
Medication— rejects not only the drugs, medicines, 
or poisons of the popular system, but also repudi- 
diates the philosphy or theories on which their 
employment is predicated. It is in direct anta- 
gonism with the drug System, both in theory and 
in practice. ' It does not propose to employ air, 
light, temperature, water, etc , as substitutes for 
drugs, or because they are better or safer than 
drugs. It rejects drugs because they are intrinsi- 
cally bad, and employs hygienic agencies because 
they are intrinsically good. I would reject drugs 
if there were no other remedial agents in the uni- 
verse, because if I could not do good., I would 
" cease to do evil." I would not poison a rjerson 
because he is sick. No physician has ever yet given 
the world a reason that would bear the ordeal of 
one moment's scientific examination, why a sick 
person should be poisoned more than should a well 
person ; and I do not believe the world will endure 
until he finds such a reason. The medical profes- 
sion may prosecute this inquiry another three 
thousand years, and destroy other hundreds of 
millions of the human race in experiments with 


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drugs and doses, but they will never arrive any- 
nearer to a solution of the problem. They will 
never be able to give a satisfactory answer to the 
question, for none exists." 

Physicians of ability and long experience, who 
have devoted their lives to the relief of suffering 
humanity, both in this and other countries, have 
declared after close observation, that they were 
fully, and, thoroughly convinced that medicines do 
not cure patients, that they do not assist Nature's 
process of cure, so much as they retard it, and, that 
they are more hurtful than remedial in all diseases. 
A still larger number have reached the same con- 
clusion with regard to certain complaints, such as 
scarlet fever, croup, pneumonia, cholera, rheumatism, 
diphtheria, measles, smallpox, dysentery, and all forms 
of typhoid fever, and in every case where they have 
abandoned all medicine, abjured all drugs and po- 
tions, their success has been marvellously increased. 

Professor Austin Flint, M. D., of the New York 
Medical College, and physician to one of the large 
hospitals of our city, said, in a clinical lecture to 
his class of medical students, that, in treating 
pneumonia in the hospitals, he did not give any 
medicine at all. In the hospitals, mark you ! But 
how in private families? "There," said the pro- 
fessor; " it would not do to refuse to prescribe mecl- 



icine." Would not do ? Why not ? We will see 
presently. Dr. Flint loses no patients in the hospi- 
tals. In private families the deaths of pneumonia 
in the city of New York are thirty or forty per week. 

Professor B. F. Parker, of the New York Medical 
College, said, not long since, to a medical class : 
" I have recently given no medicine in the treat- 
ment of measles and scarlet fever, and I have had 
excellent success." 

Dr. Snow, Health Officer of Providence, R. I., 
reported for the information of his professional 
brethren, through the Boston Medical and Surgical 
Journal that he had treated all the cases of small- 
pox, which had prevailed endemically in that city, 
without a particle of medicine, and that all of the cases 
— some of which were very grave ones - recovered. 

Dr. John Bell, Professor of Materia Medica in 
one of the Philadelphia Colleges, and also in the 
Medical College of Baltimore, testified in a work 
which he published (" Bell on Baths "), that he and 
others had treated niany cases of scarlet fever with 
bathing, and without medicines of any kind, and 
without losing a patient. 

Dr. Ames, of Montgomery, Alabama, some few 
years since published in the New Orleans Medical and 
Surgical Journal, his experience and observations in 
the treatment of pneumonia. He had been led to 


notice, for many years' that patients who were treat- 
ed with the ordinary remedies— bleeding, mercury, 
and antimony— presented, certain complications 
which always aggravated the malady, and rendered 
convalescence more lingering and recovery less 
complete. Such patients were always liable to 
collapses and re-iap-es ; to "run into typhoid;" to 
sink suddenly, and die very unexpectedly. 

He noticed paiticularly that patients who took 
calomel and antimony were found, on post-mortem 
examinations, to have serious and even fatal inflam- 
mation of the stomach and small intestines, attend- 
ed with great prostration, delirium, and other 
symptoms of drug poisoning. These "complica- 
tions " were nothing more or less than drug dis- 
eases. And Dr. Ames found, on changing his plan 
of treatment to milder and simpler remedies, that 
he lost no patients. 

The late Professor Wm. Tully, M. D.. of Yale 
College, and of the Vermont, Academy of Medicine 
at Castleton, Vt., informed his medical class, that 
on one occasion the typhoid pneumonia was so fatal 
in some places in the valley of the Connecticut 
River, that the people became suspicious that the 
physicians were doing more harm than good ; and 
in their desperation they actually combined against 
the doctors and refused to employ them at all; 


" after which," said Professor Tully, "no deaths 
occurred." And I might add, as an historical inci- 
dent of some pertinency in this place, that regular 
physicians were once banished from Rome, so fatal 
did their practice seem, so far as the people could 
judge of it." 

Professor B. F. Parker, M. D., of the New York 
Medical College, says, " The remedies which are 
administered for the cure of measles, scarlet fever, 
and other self-limited diseases, kill far more than 
those diseases do. 

It is not enough for suffering humanity to be af- 
flicted and scourged with disease, but, they are, in 
addition, made the victims of so-called medical 
science. The very source to which they turn for 
assistance in the hour of distress, betrays their trust, 
and adds to their miseries. 

The great Magendie, of France, who long stood 
at the very head of Physiology and Pathology ia 
the French Academy — which by the way, has claim • 
ed to be, and perhaps is, the most learned body of 
men in the world— performed this experiment. He 
divided the patients of one of the large Paris hospit- 
als into three classes. To one he prescribed th e 
common remedies of the books. To the second he 
administered only the common simples of domestic 
practice. And to the third class he gave on medi- 


cine at all. The result was, those who took less 
medicine did better than those who took more, and 
those who took no medicine did the best of all. 

Magendie also divided his typhoid-fever patients 
into two classes, to one of whom he prescribed the 
ordinary remedies, and to the other no medicines 
at all, relying- wholly on such nursing and such at- 
tention to Hygiene as the vital instincts demanded 
and common sense suggested. Of the patients who 
were treated the usual way, he lost the usual pro- 
portion, about one-fourth. And of those who took 
no medicine, he lost none. And what opinion has 
Magendie left on record of the popular healing art ? 
He said to his medical class, " Gentlemen, medicine 
is a great humbug." 

In the face of such testimony from the leading 
lights of the medical world, what reliance can be 
placed in the remedies prescribed by the physicians 
of the day ? 

The melancholy truth, is, that Allopathy has be- 
come an integral part of our domestic economy. 
It has become incorporated into our government, 
and presumes upon the advantages it has gained. 
It distinctly, and, stubbornly sets its face against 
the introduction of any remedial process, or, cura- 
tive agent, presented by any one, not a member of 
its mystic circle. It denounces all such things a? 


" dangerous experiments," and, asserts that its 
dignity will not permit it to recognize any irregular 
system, or, any form of quackery. 

Dignity, forsooth ! When was dignity ever 
known to save a life ? Must the human race perish 
because a bigoted coterie of individuals, styling 
themselves the medical profession refuse to lend 
the light of their countenances to a system of treat- 
ment, based on the laAvs of Hygiene ? 

It is with all schools of medicine as it is with 
each individual practitioner of the healing art— the 
less faith they have in medicine, the more they have 
in Hygiene ; hence those who prescribe little or no 
medicine, are invariably and necessarily more at- 
tentive to Hygienic conditions— to good nursing— 
which always was, and ever will be, all that there 
is really good, useful, or curative in medication. 
Such physicians are more careful to supply the vital 
organism with whatever of air, light, temperature, food, 
water, exercise, or rest, etc., it needs in its struggle 
for health, and to remove all vitiating influences — 
all poisons, impurities, miasmas, or disturbing in- 
fluences of any kind. And this is Hygienic Medica- 
tion ; this is the True Healing Art. Nor God nor 
Nature has provided any other ; nor can the Su- 
preme Architect permit any other without reversing 
all the laws of the universe, and annulling every 
one of His attributes. 


During the civil war, a Sanitary Commission was 
appointed to look after the health of the soldiers in 
the field. Why was this ? Where were the doctors ? 
Why did we have a Medical Bureau ? Why was it 
necessary for a committee, with a clergyman at its 
head to oversee the medical department. Was it 
not a tacit admission of a lack of confidence in the 
country's medical guides ? If that was necessary, 
then we ought to have a professor of Hygiene to su- 
pervise our cases of sickness, while the doctors deal 
out the drugs. Health is not in the technically 
professional line of medical men. The prevention 
of disease— The preservation of health must be left 
to the intelligent layman. It is a lamentable fact, 
that Health is not taught in the medical schools, 
neither is it explained in their books ; nor do the 
physicians seem to attach much regard to it in their 
prescriptions. But, when the inevitable typhoid, 
or malaria appear as a natural consequence of ne- 
glected precautions, the doctors can drug, and dose 
without mercy. They can administer quinine and 
calomel, and subdue the vital struggle— and, too 
often the patient— with bleeding and narcotics. 

Who imagines for one instant, that quinine is a 
poison ? Who is not aware that arsenic is a dead- 
ly poison ? And yet physicians and medical jour- 
nals, calmly and gravely assert that arsenic is the 


better article of the two, and recommend it as a 
substitute for quinine. Can any intelligent person 
believe that a harmless tonic, and an intense poison 
are perfect equivalents for each other ? 

During- the Crimean war, when British soldiers 
were dying- by hundreds — not from their wounds — 
but, from pure, sheer, and criminal neglect of Hy- 
gienic precautions, that good, and noble woman, 
Florence Nightingale, must needs go to the Crimea 
to teach the British surgeons, health; to instruct the 
graduates of the first medical schools in the world 
in the simplest maxims of plain, unsophisticated 
common sense ; to show to medical men of learned 
lore, and scholastic honor, and high-sounding titles, 
and large experience, and many degrees, that in- 
valids cannot breathe without air; that personal 
cleanliness is essential to the successful management 
of disease ; that water, and light, and equable tem- 
perature, and rest, are requisite to correct morbid 
excretions, restore normal secretions, purify the 
vital current, and dissipate and destroy the ever- 
engendering miasmas and infections of such places. 

The British surgeons could amputate limbs ad- 
mirably, dress wounds skilfully ; bleed dexterously ; 
mercurialize strongly; narcotize effectually; gave 
quinine hugely, and administer arsenic powerfully ; 
but they could not purify — and purifications was 
the one thing needful in most cases. 


When will the medical profession learn wisdom ? 
O for a Moses, among- the doctors! When 
Moses, in olden time, led the reckless and sensual 
Israelites a forty years' journey through the wilder- 
ness, how strict and inexorable were his Hygienic 
injunctions! How careful was that admirable 
physiologist in directing all the minutiae of the sani- 
tary condition of his people. And that no source 
of pestilence should be tolerated, he would not al- 
low any nuisance, or impurity even, to defile the 
camp ground. Fortunately for his people, he had 
no quinine to "neutralize malaria;" no arsenic to 
cure fevers ; and so he was obliged to prevent them. 
Had Moses been as ignorant or as regardless of 
Hygiene as are our modern medical men, civil or 
military, before he could have led the Israelites a 
quarter of a forty years' journey, they would all 
have perished of the pestilences so prevalent among 
modern armies. 

It is stated on reliable authority, that during the 
civil war, hundreds of sick soldiers implored the 
nurses to throw away their medicine. They feared 
drugs worse than bullets, and not without reason. 

It is a curious fact, that young physicians pre- 
scribe more medicine than the older ones. 

Said the venerable Professor Alexander H. Ste- 
vens, M. D., of the New York College of Physicians 



and Surgeons : "Young practitioners are a most 
hopeful class of community. They are sure of suc- 
cess. They start out in life with twenty remedies 
for every disease ; and after an experience of thirty 
years or less they find twenty diseases for every 
remedy." And again : " The older physicians 
grow, the more skeptical they become of the vir- 
tues of medicine, and the more they are disposed 
to trust to the powers of Nature." 

The effect of drugging a person, is to lock up the 
actual causes of the disease in the system ; thus 
producing permanent and worse diseases. It is in 
accordance with common sense that they should 
be expelled, not retained. What is known as dis- 
ease, is nothing more nor less than the struggle of 
Nature, to cast out impurities, and, this remedial 
effort should be regulated, and assisted, not ob- 
structed by administering drugs, which only com- 
plicate the situation, by producing more disease. 

No man can fight two enemies better than one, 
and, to give drugs to a system already struggling 
to regain its normal condition, is like tying the 
hands of a man who is beset by enemies. The 
truth is, that the real nature of disease is misap- 
prehended by the popular schools of medicine, and, 
until more enlightened views obtain a lodgment 
among them, it is useless to hope for any alteration 


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or improvement in the antiquated system of drug- 
ging. " Who shall decide, when doctors disagree," 
is an oft quoted sentence, and, the following con- 
flicting opinions from prominent physicians show 
conclusively, how little is actually known of the 
action of drugs upon the human system, by those 
who administer them right and left. 

Says the " United States Dispensatory," " Med- 
icines are those articles which make sanative im- 
pressions on the body." This may be important if, 
true. Hut, per contra, says Professor Martin Paine, 
M.D., of the New York University Medical School, 
in his "Institutes of Medicine : " Remedial agents 
are essentially morbific in their operations." 

But again says Professor Paine: "Remedial 
agents operate in the same manner as do the re- 
mote causes of disease." This seems to be a very 
distinct announcement that remedies are themselves 
causes of disease. And yet again : "In the admin- 
istration of medicines we cure one disease by pro- 
ducing another." This is both important andirus. 

Professor Paine quotes approvingly the famous 
professional adage, in good technical Latin, 

" Ubi virus, ibi vitus." 
which, being translated, means, " our strongest 
poisons are our best remedies." 

Says Professor Alonzo Clark, MD. ; of the $"ew 



York College of Physicians and Surgeons: "All of 
our curative agents are poisons, and as a conse- 
quence, every dose diminishes the patient's vital- 

Says Professor Joseph M. Smith, M.D., of the 
same school : " All medicines which enter the cir- 
culation poison the blood in the same manner as do 
the poisons that produce disease." 

Says Professor St. John, of the New York Medi 
cal College: "All medicines are poisonous." 

Says Professor E. R. Peaslee, M.D., of the same 
school: ' The administration of powerful medi- 
cines is the most fruitful cause of derangements of 
the digestion." 

Says Professor H. G. Cox, M.D., of the same 
school : " The fewer remedies you employ in any 
disease, the better for your patients " 

Says Professor E. H. Davis, M.D., of the New 
York Medical College : The modus operandi of medi- 
cines is still a very obscure subject. We know that 
they operate, but exactly how they operate, is en- 
tirely unknown." 

Says professor J. TV. Carson, M.D., of the New 
York University Medical School: "We do not 
know whether our patients recover because we give 
medicines, or because Nature cures them." 
Bays Professor E. S. Carr, of the same school ; 



" All drugs are more or less adulterated ; and as not 
more than one physician in a hundred has sufficient 
knowledge in chemistry to detect impurities, the 
physician seldom knows just how much of a rem- 
edy he is prescribing " 

The authors disagree in many things; but all 
concur in the fact that medicines produce diseases; 
that their effects are wholly uncertain, and that we 
know nothing whatever of their modus operandi. 

But now comes in the testimony of the venerable 
Professor Joseph M. Smith, MD, who says: 
"Drugs do not cure diseases; disease is always 
cured by the vis medicatrix natures.'''' 

And Professor Clark further complicates the 
problem before us in declaring that, "Physicians 
have hurried thousands to their graves who would 
have recovered if left to Nature." And again: 
" In scarlet fever you have nothing to do but to rely 
on the vis medicatrix natures." 

Says Professor Gross : " Of the essence of disease 
very little is known ; indeed, nothing at all," And 
says Professor George B Wood, M.D., of Jefferson 
Medical College Philadelphia ( 'Woods Practice 
of Medicine "): " Efforts have been made to reach 
the elements of disease ; but not very successfully ; 
because we have not yet learned the essential na- 
ture of the healthy actions, and cannot understand 
their derangements." 



So it comes to this, that during three thousand 
years, remedies have been accumulating until twen- 
ty classes, and, two thousand drugs are recorded in 
the archives of the medical profession, and, yet, we 
have the confession of the highest authorities, that 
the profession is lamentably ignorant of the nature 
of disease — knows nothing whatever of the " modus 
operandi " of drugs, and, that being so, it is impos- 
sible that they can know anything of the relation 
of drugs to the disease for which they are prescrib- 

It may be well to pause here awhile and consider 
the following questions. We have the admission 
of the best authorities that drugs cure one disease 
by producing another. Can one cause cure anoth- 
er ? Can a poison expel a poison ? Can the hu- 
man system throw off two burdens more easily 
than one ? 

It is nothing less than an insult to an intelligent 
person to ask him to believe such a monstrous ab- 

In 1855 or '56, a National Medical Convention 
met at St. Louis, Mo., in which was represented the 
very elite of the profession, professors in colleges, 
presidents of societies, authors of medical works, 
and, distinguished doctors from all parts of the 
country. They met for the purpose of decrying 



quackery to protect the public health, and, to as- 
sert the dignity of the medical profession The 
principal outcome of this great convention, was the 
passing of a great resolution, which was discussed 
and adopted, and reads thus : 

"It is wholly incontestable that there exists a 
wide-spread dissatisfaction with what is called the 
regular or old Allopathic system of medical practice. 
Multitud. s of people in this country and in Europe 
express a a utter want of confidence in physicians 
and their physic. The cause is evident : erroneous 
theory, and springing fiom it, injurious, often — very 
often— fatal peactice ! Nothing will now subserve 
the absolute requisitions of an intelligent commu- 
nity but a medical doctrine grounded upon right 
reason, in harmony with and avouched by the uner- 
ring laws of Nature and of the vital organism, and 
authenticated and confirmed by successful results." 

What are we to think of a system denounced in 
such unmeasured terms by the gentlemen who 
practice it? And, we are curious to know when 
they discovered that it was so utterly unreliable. 
If they made the discovery while assembled in 
convention, then they had been practicing for years 
in ignorance, undertaking what they could not per- 
form -a proceeding, which if called by its right 
name, is. obtaining money by false pretences. If 

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they had known it all along, they lay themselves 
open to a much graver charge, that of wilfully jeop- 
ardising the lives of those who trusted themselves 
to their tender mercies. It would be interesting to 
learn whether they have abandoned this " preca- 
rious, and often — very often, fatal practice," since 
they have discovered how utterly erroneous it is. 
I am afraid none of them have. Drugging and 
dosing is just as popular with the profession now, 
as it was before they discovered the rottenness of 
their system. What moral right have they to 
continue to practice it ? How can they expect the 
public to have confidence in a system which they 
themselves declare to be completely unsatisfactory. 

Any person who continues to practice a calling 
which is openly acknowledged to be prejudicial — 
nay— injurious to his fellow men, lays himself open 
to the charge of being devoid of principle. 

An eminent authority on therapeutics, says : 
The medical profession holds a most false rela- 
tion to society. Its honors and emoluments are 
measured, not by the good, but by the evil it does. 
The physician who keeps some member of the fam- 
ily of his rich neighbor on a bed of sickness for 
months or years, may secure to himself thereby 
both fame and fortune ; while the one who would 
restore the patient to health in a week or two, will 



be neither appreciated nor understood. If a phy- 
sician, in treating- a simple fever, which if left to 
itself or to Nature would terminate in health in two 
or three weeks, drugs the patieut into half a dozen 
chronic diseases, and nearly kills him half a dozen 
times, and prolongs his sufferings for months, he 
will receive much money and many thanks for car- 
rying him safely through so many complications, 
relapses, and collapses. But if he cures in a single 
week, and leaves him perfectly sound, the pay will 
be small, and the thanks nowhere, because he has 
not been veiy sick ! 

I know many of you will say, ' My physician is a 
very excellent man and a good scholar — I have all 
confidence in him.' But he says his system is false. 
Is your confidence in him or in his system ? If in 
his system, you are to be pitied. If in him, take 
his good advice and refuse his bad medicine." 

The Caucasian has not much to learn from the 
Mongolian, it is true, but, we might safely imitate 
the Chinese in our dealings with our physicians. 
A Chinaman of rank pays his physician a retaining 
salary so long as he remains in health, but, the in- 
stant he gets sick, the salary ceases. Manifestly, 
it is a common-sense proceeding. The doctor has 
a vital interest in preserving the health of his client, 
since sickness entails a pecuniary loss ; and best of 



all, the patient escapes having- his system drenched 
with drugs. There is no valid reason why there 
should be any such thing-, as serious sickness ; nor 
would there be if Hygiene was taught, and practis- 
ed, and the whole materia medica consigned to ob- 
livion. As Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes said, " If all 
drugs w ere thrown into the sea, it would be so much 
better for man, but so much worse for the fishes." 

We offer the medical profession the very sys- 
tem which it says an intelligent community abso- 
lutely demands, and the profession not only refuses 
to adopt it, but even to investigate it. And it ap- 
plies to those of us who advocate and practice it, 
such unpleasant epithets as "quack," "fanatic," 
,s one-ideaist," etc. "One ideaism," indeed ! we will 
show you that the one-ideaism is all on the other 
side. "What is drug medication? It is simply 
poisoning a man because he is sick. How many 
ideas are there in that idea? We can see but one, 
and that happens to be a very bad one. True, 
there are two thousand drugs in the list of reme- 
dies. But they are all poisons — banes, venoms, 
and viruses — 

All the dregs and scum of earth and sea. 

Take one of them separately, and it is a poison. 
Give a patient the whole apothecary shop, and it is 
one mass of poison. It is poisojwpathy first, last, and 


Now the remedies of the Hygienic System, as we 
have already stated, comprehend everything in the 
universe except poisons. The Drug System rejects 
even- thing, except poisons. Our system rejects 
only poisons, and adopts everything else. 

Nor does the medical profession grow any more 
tolerant with the general advancement. They are 
still as bitterly opposed to the introduction of fresh 
ideas and methods— still as ready to denounce the 
progressive mind that introduces some new pallia- 
tive of disease — some new method of treatment. 
The ''cuckoo" cry of quackery, rises as readily to 
their lips to-day, as it did when they pooh-poohed 
Jenner, and, inveighed against Harvey. It might 
naturally be supposed that any one who should 
oome forward with a discovery by which the suf- 
fering portion of the human family should be bene- 
fitted, would be welcomed with open arms by the 
medical fraternity, or, that at least he would be al- 
lowed a hearing. Not so. 

Even if the discoverer be one of themselves, they 
regard his proposition with distrust: but, if he 
happens to be a layman, they instantly stand irpon 
their dignity — denounce all irregular practice, and, 
raise (he cry of quack. 

It is true there are some liberal-minded men 
among them, who recognise the fact, that brains are 


not monopolised by physicians, as the following 
opinions will show. 

Dr. A. O Leary, Jefferson Medical College, of 
Philadelphia, says : 

" The best things in the healing art have been 
done by those who never had a diploma — the first 
Cresarian section, lithotomy, the use of cinchona, 
of ether as an anaesthetic, the treatment of the air 
passages by inhalation, the water cure and medica- 
ted baths, electricity as a healing agent, and mag- 
netism, faith cure, mind cure, etc." 

Prof. Waterhouse, writing to the learned Dr. 
Mitchell, of New York, says : 

" I am, indeed, so disgusted with learned quack- 
ery that I take some interest in honest, humane, 
and strong-minded empiricism; for it has done 
more for our art, in all ages and all countries, than 
all the universities since the time of Charlemagne." 

Professor Benj. Rush, of the greatest and oldest 
Allopathic College in America, says : 

"Remember how many of our most useful reme- 
dies have been discovered by quacks. Do not 
therefore be afraid of conversing with them, and of 
profiting by their ignorance and temerity. Medi- 
cine has its pharisees as well as religion But the 
spirit of this sect is as unfriendly to the advance- 
ment of medicine as it is to christian charity. In 


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tlie pursuit of medical knowledge let me advise you 
to converse with nurses and old women. They will 
often suggest facts in the history and cure of dis- 
ease which have escaped the most sagacious observ- 
ers of nature. By so doing, we may discover laws of 
the animal economy which have no place in our 
system of nosology, or in our theories of physic. 
The practice of physic hath been more improved 
by the casual experiments of illiterate nations, and 
the rash ones of vagabond quacks, than by all the 
once celebrated professors of it, and the theoretic 
teachers in the several schools of Europe, very few 
of whom have furnished us with one new medicine, 
or have taught us better to use our old ones, or 
have in any one instance at all, improved the art of 
curing disease." 

Dr. Adam Smith says : 

"After denouncing Paracelsus as a quack, the 
regular medical profession stole his ' quack-silver ' 
— mercury; after calling Oenner an imposter it 
adopted his discovery of vaccination; after dub- 
bing Harvey a humbug it was forced to swallow 
his theory of the circulation of the blood." 
Professor J. Bodes Buchanan, Boston, says : 
" Mozart, Hoffman, Ole Bull, and Blind Tom were 
born with a mastery of music, as Zerah Colburn 
with a mastery of mathematics, as others are born 



with a mastery of the mystery of life and disease, 
like Greatrakes, Newton, Hutton, Sweet and 
Stephens, born doctors, and a score of similar re- 
nown " 

Professor Charles W. Emerson, M.D., the well 
known president of the Monroe Conservatory of 
Oratory, of Boston, says : 

" The progress in therapeutics has and still con- 
tinues to come from the unlearned. Common peo- 
ple give us our improvements and the school men 
spend their time in giving- Greek and Latin names 
to these improvements, and building metaphysical 
theories around them." 

And yet, in spite of the incontrovertible fact, that 
so many important discoveries have been made by 
laymen — or men outside the pale of the regular pro- 
fession, they continue the practice of denouncing 
new ideas, when first advanced, and finally in- 
corporating them in their practice. 

When Harvey discovered the circulation of the 
blood — a problem which medical men had been 
assiduously investigating for seventeen centuries — 
he knew so well the inveterate prejudices of the 
profession, and its blind adhesion to ancient dog- 
mas, that for many years he did not dare to publish 
his discovery to the world. And when he did an- 
nounce it, some ten years after he had completely 



demonstrated its truth, he was reviled and persecu- 
ted by his medical brethern. And it is recorded 
in medical history, that not a single physician over 
forty years cf age ever acknowledged the truth nf 
Harvey's discovery. 

So much for the charity, and the progressive ten- 
dency of the medical profession. Of all close 
boroughs— of all conservative institutions— the 
medical profession, undoubtedly stands first. What 
was good enough for their grandfathers, is good 
enough for them. They confess— 1 y the mouths 
of some of their ablest members— that they do not 
understand the relation of drugs to disease, that 
their system is one, in which, they themselves have 
no confidence, and yet they resolutely set their 
faces against any new principle, unless it is pro- 
pounded by one of themselves, and, even then they 
eye it askance, and are in no hurry to investigate 
its claims to recognition, nor to set a value on it, 
according to its merits. Dr. Trail heroically en- 
deavored to convince them that they totally mis- 
understood the nature of disease, that they con- 
founded cause with effect, that what they then 
endeavored to suppress iu the human system, as 
disease, was in reality the struggle of Nature to rid 
itself of impurities, and that to administer drugs, 
was only to throw obstacles in the way of recovery, 


but, they refused to hear liim, and threw obstacles 
iu his path when he endeavored to place his views 
before the community. Though he challenged their 
ablest champions to meet him in open controversy, 
they, one and all — perhaps prudently for them- 
selves — ignored the challenge. They evidently 
overlooked the fact, that their refusal to meet him 
in open discussion, amounted to a tacit admission 
of weakness ; for it must be a poor system indeed 
that fears to meet honest criticism. 

The grand fundamental error of medical men, 
and the great primary mistake of physiologists 
and chemists, and of philosophers, psychologists, 
and metaphysicians, and even of theologians, so 
far as their doctrines and dogmas apply to the sub- 
ject in hand, consists in mistaking the relations of 
living and dead matter. They have erected all of 
their systems and philosophies on a false basis— on 
a reversed order of Nature. And, think you, the 
superstructure can be reliable and enduring if the 
foundation be laid in error ? 

Medical schools and books teach that medicines 
—acids, alkalies, salts, earths, minerals, mere 
drugs— which are dead, inert and inorganic subs- 
tances, act on the living system. Nature teaches 
the contrary; that the living system acts on the 



Medical schools and books teach — and the whole 
drag- system is predicated on this idea— that par- 
ticular medicines, hi virtue of "inherent affinities" 
which they possess for certain parts and organs of 
the body, act upon or make impressions on them. 
Nature teaches that the relation of medicines to the 
vital tissues is that of antagonism, not affinity. 

There is no word in our language which covers 
so much delusion as this little word, impression. 
Our philosophers have in all ages wholly mistaken 
its meaning. And a" false definition of the word, 
applied to pathology and therapeutics, has given 
the world a false doctrine of the nature of disease, 
and a false theory of the action of remedies ; a fa 7 .se 
medical science, and a false healing art. 

"What is an impression ? Not the action of an ex- 
ternal object on the body or mind, as our doctors 
and philosophers teach, but the recognition by the body 
or mind of the object. Whatever action results from 
the impression or recognition, is the action of the 
living system in relation to the object, and not the 
action of the object on the living system. An im- 
jjression is not the action of an inert substance — of 
a thing which does not act at all — but simply vital 
or mental recognition. And if we are correct in the 
definition of this word, all of the doctrines which 
medical men have entertained and taught for three 



thousand years, in relation to diseases and reme- 
dies, are exactly contrary to trntli and Nature. 

On the theory that remedies act on the living- 
system, and by a power or property inherent in 
themselves, and that this property enables them to 
elect or select the organ or structure on which they 
will make an impression (we drop for a moment 
the question whether the impression be "sanative " 1 
or "morbific"), medical men have arranged and. 
classified their materia medica : as emetics which 
act on the stomach : purgatives which act on the 
bowels ; diaphoretics, which act on the skin ; diuretics, 
which act on ihe kidneys ; expectorants, which act 
on ihe lungs : cholagognes, which act on the liver ; 
stimulants, which act on the blood-vessels; ionics, 
which act on the muscular fibres; narcotics, which 
act on the brain, etc All this seems very plausi- 
ble, but there is no truth in it. 

The living system acts on food to appropriate it 
to the formation and replenishment of its organs 
and tissues. This is digestion and assimilation — 
the nutritive process. And the living system acts 
on drugs, medicines, poisons, impurities, effete 
matters, miasma, contagions, infections— on every- 
thing not useful or usable in the organic domain — 
to resist them ; to expel them ; to get rid of them ; 
to purify itself of their presence through the channel 



or outlet best adapted to the purpose under iae 

And herein is the explanation of the cesses of 
medicines ; the rationale of fciie action of medicines, 
which has so puzzled tne brains of medical philos- 
ophers in all ages. 

Emetics do not act on the stomach, but are eject- 
ed by the stomach. Purgatives do not act, on the 
bowels, but are expelled through the bowels. Dia- 
phoretics, instead of acting on the skin, are sent off 
in that direction. Diuretics do not act on the kid- 
neys, but the poisonous drugs are got rid of through 
that emunctory, etc. 

And this equally mysterious disease! Is not its 
essential nature sufficiently apparent ? The disease 
is the process of getting the poisons out of the sys- 
tem ; and so this preplexing problem is also solv- 

That the explanation here given of the nature 
of disease and the mcdus operandi of medicines is the 
true one, may be demonstrated in this way. We 
can take all of the medicines of the pharmacopoeia, 
and produce all the diseases of the nosology. Thus 
certain combinations of brandy, cayenne pepper, 
and quinine will produce, in a healthy person, in- 
flammatory fever; calomel, nitre, and opium, ty- 
phus or typhoid fever ; gamboge, scammony and 



ipecac, cholera morbus ; nitre, antimony, and digi- 
talis, tlie Asiatic or spasmodic cholera ; cod-liver 
oil, salts, and sulphur, the scurvy, etc. Castor oil, 
epsoni salts, and a hundred other articles called 
cathartics, will occasion diarrhea ; and lobelia, In- 
dian hemp, tobacco, and many other drugs, will 
induce vomiting*. And what in the name of medi- 
cal science and the healing" art are the diarrhea 
and the vomiting except efforts of the living system 
to expel the poisons — purifying processes, dis- 
eases ? 

And this brings us to the rule for the successful 
treatment of all diseases. Disease being a process 
of purification, we do not wish to subdue it, but to 
regulate it. We would not repress the remedial ac- 
tion, but direct it. Patients are always safe, as the 
remedial action is nearly equally directed to the 
various depurating organs, or mainly to the skin. 
They are in danger just to the extent that the rem- 
edial action is determined from the skin and con- 
centrated on some internal organ. Our rule, then, 
is to balance the remedial effort, so that each organ 
shall perform its duo share of the necessary labor, 
and no part be disorganized and ruined by over- 
work. And to direct and control the remedial 
effort we have only to balance the circulation ; and 
to balance the circulation we have only to regulate 



the temperature, and for these purposes we have 
no more need of drugs than a man has of a blister 
on his great toe to assist him to travel. He wants 
"useful, not injurious, things. 

Imagine two gladiators, Nature and Disease, 
fighting, a little man (the doctor) rushes in with a 
murderous club (drugs) upraised, sometimes hitting 
disease, but more frequently wounding Nature, 
and you have a perfect parallel. As a test experi- 
ment to prove the truth of this, ask any of the 
drug doctors to explain how their remedies operate 
— the why, the icherefore, not one of them can tell 
you. They will tell you with pride, that their sys- 
tem of prescribing them, is, unmistakably the best, 
but, when pressed for an explanation as to how their 
medicines effect the supposed cure, they are silent. 
And it is extremely doubtful whether any one of 
them has ever seriously considered whether any 
system of drug medication is right. They will prate 
learnedly about the Law of cure, a mysterious some- 
thing which has no existence, save in their imagin- 
ations. Press them for an exposition of this mys- 
terious ''law of cure," and, the replies will be as 
conflicting sis the authorities on drugs. The Allo- 
path will tell you that it is " contraria contrariis, 
curautur," or, in other words, contraries cure op- 
posites. The Homeopath, however, will assert 



that it is "similia simiiibus curantur," or, like 
cures like. Not so, says the Eclectic, Sanative 
medication is the law; and the Physio — Medicals 
still further complicate the matter by the declara- 
tion, that the law consists in employing- "physiol- 
ogical " remedies. 

In such a dilemma, what are we to believe? 
"Why, that + hey are all wrong. There is no such 
thing as a "law of cure." Penalties have been 
provided by Nature, but not remedies. Would 
Nature stultify herself by imposing penalties as the 
results of violation of her laws, and then furnish 
remedies to render those penalties negatory ? 
There is a condition of cure, and that is obedience. 

Says Dr. Bigelow, ("Nature in Disease," page 
17): "The effects of remedies are so mixed up 
with the phenomena of disease, that the mind has 
difficulty in separating them." Indeed it has. It 
never can separate them. The "effects of reme- 
dies" are the "phenomena of disease," and noth- 
ing else. 

Consider, for a moment, what the remedies are, 
which are supposed to be provided by Nature. Drug 
poisons — chemicals ! all deadly foes to human life, 
any of which would make a well person ill, and, we 
are asked to believe that Nature has provided thes^ 
deadly foes to health, as restoratives. 


If a doctor, actuated by the best of motives, pre- 
scribes one of these drug- poisons to a patient, and 
death ensues, the faculty claims that he died sim- 
ply because the medicine could not save him. But 
suppose a layman, with murderous instinct, should 
administer the same medicine to his neighbor, and 
thereby cause his death? It does not need the 
wisdom of a Solomon to come to the conclusion, 
that he died because the poison killed him. Will 
any sane person assert, that the motive of the per- 
son who administered it, could in any way alter its 
relation to human life ? If a doctor treats twenty 
of his patients for some particular form of disease 
— drugging- them daily— and, fifty per cent, of them 
recover, while the other fifty per cent, succumb, 
the doctor will proudly ascribe the recovery of the 
survivors to his skill in prescribing a sufficiency of 
drugs. But, will he accept responsibility for the 
non survival of the other half ? Not on any account. 
They died because the drugs were powerless to 
save them. They never dream that one half are 
killed by the medicine, while the other half get well 
in spite of it. 

Let me quote again, from the address of Dr. 
Trail, words of solemn import, which ought to bum 
into the very heart of each one that reads them. 

" My friends, go with me, in imagination, to any 



one of your rapidly-peopling' cemeteries, where th« 
freshly-broken earth tells of the newly-made graves, 
and there interrogate the moldering bodies of the 
prematurely dead. Ask them why and of what did 
they die ? What will, what must, their answer be ? 

Did cholera infantum take that smiling babe away ? 
Was it scarlet fever that dragged that beautiful child 
down to the cold grave ? Did rheumatism so soon 
cause that vigorous youth to lie pale and prostrate 
beneath the clod of the valley ? Did typhus fever 
send that stalwart man to his final account? Was 
it the mere incident of childbirth with a slight cold 
which hurried that mature woman out of the world 
so suddenly and so strangely? Or was it a "mys- 
terious Providence," or a more mysterious chance ? 

No, no. Human beings do not die so easily of 
such trifling ailments. No, I say! Could those 
crumbling bones and ghastly relics speak, they 
would tell you in deep sepulchral but in thunder 
tones: "This infant died of antimony and ipecac. 
This child was destroyed with calomel and opium. 
This youth was killed with nitre and digitalis. This 
man was slain with bleeding and blisters. This woman 
perished of henbane and strychnine, and all victims to 
'medical science.' " 

There would be exceptions. But such would be 
the general rule of graveyard testimony. 



" God lent his creature light and air. 

And waters open to the skies ; 
Man locks him to a stiflng lair, 

And wonders why his brother dies." 

Look at the materia medica of this false and fatal 
system once more. If you could see it but for one 
instant with clear vision and unbiased minds, you 
would recoil from it with horror. You would re- 
nounce and execrate it forever. What are its agents, 
its medicines, its remedies ? Poisonous drugs and 
destructive processes— bleeding, leeching, scarify- 
ing, blistering, caustics, irritants, parasites, corro- 
sives, minerals, vegetable excrescences, and animal 
execretions— all of the causes of disease known to 
the three kingdoms of Nature 

And are these the remedies which Nature has 
provided ? The assumption is a libel on the God 
of Nature. 

No, no! Nature has not stultified herself, but 
man has mistaken her teachings So far from Na- 
ture providing drugs as remedies for diseases, the 
truth is, every drug taken into the living system 
induces a new disease. Every drug has its own 
penalty. Every dose is an outrage on the living 
system, and in disobedience to physiological law.'' 

Let any one take a pencil, and calculate the 
amount of drugs likely to be taken into the system 



during a moderate spell of sickness— a fever, for in- 
stance. Scarcely any physician prescribes less than 
two kinds of medicine, more probably, three, and 
usually, several ingredients enter into the composi- 
tion of each one, and, as a rule, they are required 
to be taken three or four times a day, frequently 
oftener. Here then, without over-estimating-, we 
have upwards of a dozen different kinds of drugs 
introduced into the system in the course of one day. 
That is bad enough, but " worse remains behind." 
Physicians are fond of changing the medicines, 
particularly if they are young practitioners, hence, 
it is no uncommon thing for the medicines to be 
changed daily, in which case we have the appalling 
total of something like a hundred poisons swallow- 
ed during a sickness of a month's duration 

The marvel is, not that so many die under the 
infliction, but that so many recover. It is not sur- 
mising there are so many "complications" and 
-collapses," and "relapses," and "sinking spells," 
and "running down," and "changing into typ- 
hoid." New diseases seem to spring up around the 
patient, like mushrooms, of which, it is safe to say, 
ninety per cent, are induced by the baleful drugs 
administered to cure. 

Paracelsus, the quack and vagabond of the 
fifteenth century, and the author of the calomel, an- 



timony, and opium practices, acquired great reputa- 
tion by curing- a printer of gout in the foot. The 
patient died a few days afterwards of apoplexy in 
the head ; but no one suspected that the medicine 
which cured the gout caused the apoplexy. 

Commodore Perry died very suddenly and unex- 
pectedly, in Now York, some years ago. The colchi- 
cum relieved the gout, but the patient died. 

How strange, that no sooner had the doctor sub- 
dued the rheumatism, than the typhoid "set in" and 
carried off the patient. 

The trouble with the the Drug System, is, that 
some new disease always " sets in," or " super- 
venes," or "attacks," when any of its adherents 
are treating a case, no matter how r simple. And so 
it will continue to the end of the chapter, unless 
they conclude to abandon the barbarous, and un- 
scientific practice of "curing one disease, by pro- 
ducing another." Then, and not till then, we may 
expect a decrease in the rate of mortality among 
those who submit themselves to the tender mercies 
of the physicians. Nor do the claims of the Med- 
ical Systems to popular favor on the other side of 
the Atlantic, seem to rest on any surer basis than 
they do in America. The following opinions from 
some of the most eminent authorities in the British 
Kingdom, speak for themselves : , 



" The medical practice of our day is, at the best, 
a most uncertain and unsatisfact jry system ; it has 
neither philosophy nor common sense to commend it to 
confidence ."—Dr. Evans, Fellow of the Royal 
College, London. 

" There has been a great increase of medical men 
of late, but, upon my life, diseases have increased in 
proportion."— John Abernethy, M.D., '* The Good." 
of London. 

"Gentlemen, ninety -nine out of every .uundred 
medical facts are medical lies ; and medical doctrines 
are, for the most part, stark, staring nonsense." — Proi. 
Gregory, of Edinburgh, author of a work on 
" Theory and Practice of Physic." 

" It cannot be denied that the present system of 
medicine is a burning shame to its professors, if in- 
deed a series of vague and uncertain incongruities 
deserves to be called by that name. How rarely 
do our medicines do good! How often do they 
make our patients really worse! I fearlessly assert, 
that in most cases the sufferer would be safer with 
out a physician than with one. I have seen enougn. 
of the mal-praciice of my professional brethren tf 
warrant the strong language I employ." — 
Ramage, Fellow of the Royal College, London,. 

"The present practice of medicine is a tyroach 
to the name of Science, while its professors give 



evidence of an almost total ignorance of the nature 
and proper treatment of disease. Nine times out 
of ten, our miscalled remedies are adsolutely injurious 
to our patients, suffering- under diseases of whose 
real character and cause we are most culpably 
ignorant."— Prof. Jameisox, of Edinburgh. 

" Assuredly the uncertain and most unsatisfac- 
tory art that we call medical science, is no science at 
all, but a jumble of inconsistent opinions ; of con- 
clusions hastily and often incorrectly drawn; of 
facts misunderstood or perverted ; of comparisons 
without analogy; of hypotheses without reason, 
and theories not only useless, hut dangerous."— Dub- 
lin Medical Journal 

"Some patients get well with the aid of medi- 
cine ; more without it; and still more in spite of it.'" 
—Sir John Forbes, M.D., FES. 

"Thousands are annually slaughtered in the quiet 
sick-room. Governments should at once either ban- 
ish medical men, and proscribe their blundering art, 
or they should adopt some better means to protect 
the lives of the people than at present prevail, when 
they look far less after the practice of this dangerous 
profession, and the murders committed in it, than after 
the lowest trades."— Dr. Frank, an eminent author 
and practitioner. 

"Our actual information or knowledge of disease 



does not increase in proportion to our experimental 
practice. Every dose of medicine given is a blind 
experiment upon the vitality of the patient." — Dr. 
BoSTOCK, author of "History of Medicine." 

"The science of medicine is a barbarous jargon, 
and the effects of our medicines on the human sys- 
tem in the highest degree uncertain ; except, indeed, 
that they have destroyed mo re lives than war, pesti- 
lence, and famine combined." — John Mason Good, 
M.D., F.R.S., author of "Book of Nature," "A 
System of Nosology," "Study of Medicine," etc. 

"I declare, as my conscientious conviction, found- 
ed on long experience and reflection, that if there 
were not a single physician, surgeon, man midwife, 
chemist, apothecary, druggist, nor drug on the face of 
the earth, there would be less sickness and less mortal- 
ity than now prevail."— Jas. Johnson, M.D., F.R S., 
Editor of the Medico- Chirurgical Review" 

What an overwhelming condemnation of a sys- 
tem that deals with the issues of Life and Death ! 
Nor is this all. Evidence against it might be piled 
up like Pelion upon Ossa. Condemnatory opinions 
of it from the very High Priests of the order, might 
be multiplied indefinitely. But enough has been 
advanced to show its utter unreliability and to 
create a sentiment against it i;i the public mind, 
which should gather strength with every hour, un- 



til, with an unmistakeable voice, the people should 
demand its abolition. 

Far be it from me to say, that there are not able, 
and honorable men in its ranks— men who would 
adorn any profession — men who have sacrificed 
health, wealth and happiness in their devotion to 
the cause of suffering 1 humanity. The pages of 
history are full of instances of such heroism. But 
of what avail is it to have the most perfect exam- 
ples of humanity for physicians, if the system they 
practice is an erroneous one ? It is impossible to 
secure good results with bad methods. We must 
have a sure foundation, if we expect to raise an 
abiding structure. "When the medical profession 
realises the fact, that the preservation of health is 
their true function, we may hope for better things. 
At present, Health is not taught in the various 
schools of medicine, neither is it expounded in their 
books, and, (judging by results) it is very little 
heeded in the prescriptions of the practising phy- 
sicians. I will not say, all, for there are many pro- 
gressive minds among them, who practice Hygienic 
treatment, more or less, and use few, if any drugs, 
and statistics show, that the death rafe among their 
patients is very low. 

The great need of the age, is, full and complete 
information on the Laws of Hygiene. There is no 


valid reason why Hygiene should not form a part 
ot our school curriculum. No subject can possibly 
be of more importance, for with the development 
of the physique, mental development would follow 
as a natural sequence — premising-, that the physical 
perfection attained, was the outcome of a progres- 
sive system of Hygiene— not the mere drilling of a 
set of muscles. 

The world will yet see that day, when it will be 
deemed a disgrace to be in ill health, but, in the 
meantime, humanity suffers. 

The object sought, in publishing this book is to 
bring prominently before the public, a system of 
Hygienic medication, which has proved eminently 
successful in tens of thousands of cases, and, to 
prove to the suffering and afflicted, that there is a 
simple and inexpensive method of treatment for the 
restoration of health, perfectly harmless and natu- 
ral in its action, and, absolutely free from even the 
suspicion of a drug. 





Having demonstrated, (in a manner that should 
cany conviction to any unprejudiced mind), the in- 
ability of the Drug System to effect a cure, without 
inducing a complication of disorders— undermin- 
ing the constitution of the patient — and depleting 
his pocket book, I shall now proceed to lay before 
you the treatment which it is proposed to substi- 
tute in its place : and I unhesitatingly affirm that 
it will be found so simple, so inexpensive, and so 
obviously based on common sense and the laws of 
Hygiene, that the reader will be lost in wonder that 
any one should fail to adopt it, when once made 
acquainted with the simplicity of the process, and 
its marvellous results. 

Only recently, the discovery has been made, that 
nearly all of the diseases that afflict the human 
race have their origiu, in the colon, or alimentary 
canal, which being the natural outlet for most of 
the refuse and waste of the body, becomes clogged. 
The meanest understanding can readily grasp the 
fact, that this retention of faecal matter in the sys- 



tern must be, to say the least, uncleanly. But it is 
worse —far worse than that. It forms a prolific hot- 
bed for the wholesale breeding of bacilli. Part of it 
is re-absorbed into the circulation, as will be shown 
hereafter, poisoning the very fountain of life, and 
laying the foundation of nine tenths of the maladies 
from which humanity suffers. 

Having once established the physiological fact, 
that the clogging of the colon was the primary 
cause of disease, a method of cleansing it was 
soon found, most simple in its action, and so bene- 
ficial in its results, that it surpassed the most san- 
guine expectations of the experimenters. And this 
remedy was neither more nor less than Pure Water. 
By a simple device, known as " flushing the colon." 
the obstructions can be removed, disease can be 
prevented, the sick and suffering may be restored 
to the blessings of health, and life may be prolong- 
ed, and rendered more enjoyable to all those who 
employ this sanative method of treatment. Won- 
derfully simple, is it not? It seems little less than 
marvellous that a remedial process so simple, 
should not have been discovered by some one of 
the many thousands of practising physicians long 
ere this. But as I have said before, the " preven- 
tion of disease," is a subject that has seldom en- 
gaged the attention of the medical mind, ancj. the 



laws of Hygiene have been more often "honored 
in the breach than the observance," by them. 

In an old comedy, which used to delight our 
forefathers, the hero, Felix O'Callaghan, defines the 
practice of medicine as "the art of amusing the 
patient while Nature performs the cure." In that 
sentence, the dramatist (unwittingly perhaps) em- 
bodied a great truth. Nature, and Nature only, can 
effect a cure. Fresh air, sunlight, and pure water 
are the three great curative agents provided by Na- 
ture, and all that the physician can do, no matter 
to what school he belongs, is to remove as far as 
possible, all existing impediments, and to see that 
the Hygienic conditions are made as favorable as 
possible. For the rest, Nature, the marvellous 
builder, will, in her own mysterious way, build up 
fresh tissue, and, slowly but surely, repair the rav- 
ages made by disease. No one would dare to say 
that the farmer made the corn grow. He does all 
that the science of agriculture tells him is needful 
to furnish proper conditions for growth, but there 
he must stop— the rest must be left to Nature. 
Then, since disease is a wasting of tissue, and re- 
covery a building up, it is a palpable absurdity to 
credit a physician with a cure. All that he can do 
is to co-operate with Nature, by seeing that none 
of her laws are violated, and insisting that nothing 



whatever shall obstruct her beneficent functions. 

Whether for the preservation of health, or the 
treatment of disease, when present, the chief thing- 
is to cleanse the colon. It is useless to attempt to 
get rid of the effects while the cause is present. 

If the principal drain in a dwelling becomes 
choked, what is the consequence? The noxious 
and pestilent gases generated by the accumulated 
filth having no outlet, are forced back into the 
building, poisoning the atmosphere, and breeding 
contagion among the inhabitants. Deodorising 
and disinfecting will simply be a waste of time and 
material, until the drain is cleared. The colon is 
the main drain of the human body, and if it be neces- 
sary, for sanitary reasons, to keep the house drains 
clean, how vitally important is it to keep the main 
outlet of the physical system free from obstruc- 
tions. Flush the drains, and the cause being removed, 
sickness will soon disappear. 

This wonderful preventive and curative treat- 
ment, although only recently made popular, with 
new and improved methods of application, is, in 
reality of ancient origin, as we have it on good au- 
thority, that it was practised by the ancient Egyp- 
tians, who, it is believed acquired their knowledge 
from observing a bird called the Ibis, a species of 
Egyptian snipe. The food of this bird gathered 



on the banks of the Nile was of a very constipating- 
character, and it was observed, by the earliest nat- 
uralists, to suck up the water of the river and us- 
ing its long- bill for a syringe, inject it into its anus, 
thus relieving itself. Pliny says this habit of the 
Ibis first suggested the use of clysters to the ancient 
Egyptian doctors, known to be the first medical 
practitioners of any nation, not excepting the Chi' 
nese. [See Naturalis Historia, Lib. VIII., Dap. 
41, Hagae 1518.] 

Another writer viz., Christianus Langms, says, 
that this bird when attacked with constipation at 
Koine distance from the river, and not able to fly 
from weakness, would be seen to crawl to the water's 
edge with drooping wings and there take its rectal 
treatment, when in a few minutes it would fly away 
in full vigor of regained strength. 

The story of the revival or re discovery of this 
method, is both peculiar and interesting. Like 
many other important inventions and discoveries, 
it seems to have been simultaneously suggested to 
different individuals in widely distant countries, but 
there can be little doubt that the first place must be 
justly awarded to Dr. A. Wilford Hall, of New 
York, not strictly in point of time, but because he 
reduced it to a system, and practiced it upon him- 
eelf for a period of forty years, and finally publish- 


ed it under the title of Dr. Hall's Health Pamphlet 
The circumstances attending his discovery ot 
the "flushing" treatmemt make it one of the most 
interesting, and sensational events that have trans- 
pired in the history of the healing art. 

I therefore make no apology for giving a brief 
account of the almost tragic experiences that led up 
to this most important hygienic discovery. 

The Dr. is not an M. D., as many suppose, but 
a Ph. D., L.L.D., showing high literary and scien- 
tific attainments. He is the author of many scien- 
tific and religious works, and a writer of interna- 
tional reputation. He is probably best known as 
the author of what is known among scientific men 
as substantial philosophy and the new substantial 
theory of sound. He practiced the New Hygiene 
treatment on himself for forty years before giving 
its principles to the public, thereby fully proving 
its merits. 

The circumstances leading up to it, and the story 
of the discovery itself, are as follows : At the age 
of twenty-nine years, after years of public speaking, 
largely in the open air, he foimd himself a worn- 
out wreck, in the grip of that most formidable 
enemy of the human race, consumption. His bro- 
ther had just died of this disease, and the family 
physician who had attended him told the doctor, 



with unusual frankness, that his case and that of his 
brother were identical, and that he could give him 
no encouragement, but advised him to set his affairs 
in order, as he had but a few months to live. 

A consultation of medical experts was then call- 
ed, who, after a careful examination of his lungs with 
a stethoscope, decided that one of his lungs was 
partially gone and the other badly diseased. Like 
his family physician they held out no hope of his 
recovery. He was beyond the aid of medical skill, 
with little, if any, prospect that he could live more 
than a year. 

$ The doctor says of himself at this time that he 
was reduced in flesh almost to a skeleton, with hard- 
ly a shade of the color of life in his face, or enerry 
enough to leave the room or walk a block without 
stopping to rest. His weight was reduced to about 
130 pounds. 

, ISo see him now, a hale, hearty old man, past his 
eightieth year, weighing over two hundred pounds, 
full of physical vigor, a giant in intellect at least, 
it would almost seem as if a miracle had been 

• Though wasted in foody, and under the shadow 
of so many discouraging influences, fortunately the 
doctor was possessed of a vevf determined will, ac- 
companied by strong faith in the love and willing 


power of the Creator, and, therefore, instead of giv- 
ing up hope and lying down in the grasp of the 
giant, Despair, to await the seeming inevitable fate, 
he determined, as he says, " to seek some way out 
of that tangled wilderness of circumstances which 
had hemmed me in and chained my limbs as in a net- 
work of steel wire." How was it to be accomplish- 
ed, was the great question. The greatest possible 
stake, life itself was in the balance. Success meant 
life, and a great triumph over man's worst enemy, 
while failure meant death. 

" Such mental experience," he says, " as I pass- 
ed through the following week or ten days, while 
endeavoring to search out the problem of individual 
reconstruction, none but the pen of the recording 
angel can ever describe." 

The combined wisdom of medical science had 
decided there was no hope for him, that he had 
passed beyond the realm of human skid and must 
die. Had he been treated by the ordinary system 
of drug medication, there is no question but what 
that would have been hie fate The doctors judged 
his case by their own experience, and the experience 
of medical practice in general, in similar cases. 

Their decision was based on the indisputable 
facts of experience. "But," says the doctor, "I 
was too personally involved in the results of the 



decision to submit quietly, or at least without a 
furious protest. In a word, I resolved not to die by 
the power of consumption and its concomitant ills, 
but at once to enter into such a conflict with the in- 
sidious destroyer, as either to break its hold on my 
vitality or to take the victory out of his grasp by 
falling" under the effects of my own experimenta- 

That it was useless to experiment further with 
drugs, he was convinced. The combined wisdom 
of drag medical science could suggest nothing fur- 
ther in this line ; besides, his brother had just died 
while being treated by their system. Some other 
way must be found, some new treatment hitherto 
unknown or, perhaps, but faintly hinted at in med- 
ical experience or human knowledge, 

He saw at once that the first necessity was, to 
find some way of stopping the further multiplica- 
tion of disease-bearing germs, and then to supplant 
those in the circulation, w hich were doing their 
deadly work, by the life-giving elements of pure 
nutrition. It wan here his thoughts were led, as by 
inspiration, into that great physiological truth, 
since published to the world, that most of the dis- 
eased conditions of the human system either origi- 
nate or are nourished by the germs of putridity 
absorbed into the circulation either directly from 


or tnrough the effects of an engorged and consti- 
pated colon. These germs, microbes, or whatever 
we choose to call them, bred among the putref ac- 
tion of the colon, bowels or stomach, when the free 
passage of the waste matter of the system is ob- 
structed, are absorbed into the circulation and car- 
ried and deposited in all parts of the system, to 
become seeds of disease and decay. 

When the doctor's mind had fairly grasped this 
idea he saw that, if this theory was true, the first 
thing to be done to prevent the further multiplica- 
tion of the mischevious disease germs was to break 
up their source of supply. "When a sewer is clog- 
ged the wise city fathers order it flushed, in order 
that it may not breed and spread contagion through 
the homes of the people. So he reasoned with this 
human sewer, the colon. His was very badly con- 
stipated ; it had been so for years. His kidneys, 
also, were clogged and not doing their work prop- 
erly, his liver torpid, while his stomach was suffer- 
ing from dyspepsia in its worst form. "Was not this 
clogged sewer breeding contagion, which was 
spreading through the human home and causing 
all these other diseased conditions ? 

After arriving at this conclusion through due 
process of reasoning the great question the doctor 
next grappled with was how to clean out and keep 



open this main sewer. Experience liad fully dem- 
onstrated, that in his case, cathartics, however 
powerful, would only partially accomplish this 
essential result. While their forced secretion and 
excretion of the fluids of the system through the 
mucous membrane of the intestines, in order to dis- 
solve the solid contents of the colon, must weaken 
the whole system, and thus do more to promote 
disease-producing 1 germs, by destroying the vital 
power to resist and destroy them, than they would 
remedy by partially emptying the colon. 

A cathartic, by the action of the gastric juice, is 
dissolved in the stomach and is then absorbed into 
the circulation, and only acts as a cathartic by ex- 
citing the secretory and excretory processes of the 
system. Through these nature makes a violent 
effort to expel the poisonous drug by causing an 
extra amount of the solvent fluid to flow into the 
intestines through the invisible pores of their mu- 
cous membrane. This fluid dissolves the contents 
of the colon, and excites its discharge. It is done, 
however, at a terrible cost to the vital fluids, and 
is accompanied with pain, always the necessary ac- 
companiment of a violent effort of nature. This 
extra drain of these important fluids is followed by 
exhaustion, making it necessary to again and again 
r&sort to the same method, until no drug is found 


strong enough to excite the secretions, and exhaust- 
ed nature gives up the struggle. 

Some other way than this must he found, or the 
battle for life would be lost at the outset. The city- 
fathers flush the city sewers when clogged, why 
not use the same process to relieve and clean the 
human sewer. 

Following this line of thought the doctor says, 
"I saw absolutely that all my physical ailments 
and troubles with the near approach of death, lay 
in that single source of evil — the engorged colon. 
But was it practicable to realize my ideal thus 
formed of artificially flushing this reservoir to the 
complete removal of its contents and without injury 
to the organization ? This I resolved to attempt ; 
and to do so as I had mapped out in my desperation, 
I must needs fill that entire portion of the intestinal 
canal with warm water. How much it would con- 
tain in addition to its contents, normal and abnor- 
mal I had no means of knowing save by practical 
experiment, and my desperate condition of health 
or rather disease, had made me almost scientifically 
reckless, with my own poor body thus as a labora- 
tory of physiological experimentation. 

When the colon is clogged and slow in its action 
the reflex influence naturally is felt by the whole 
system. There not being sufficient room in the 


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Colon for the waste matter accumulated iu the small 
intestines, they in turn become full and sluggish and 
on account of an obstructed outlet can not proper' 
ly receive the food from the stomach, consequently 
digestion is impaired. The food too long retained 
m the stomach ferments, and a semi poisonous acid 
is produced, •which causes sour stomach, heart- 
burn, generates gases, etc., and when occasionally 
belched up sets the teeth on edge. It also irrirates 
and weakens the stomach, causing dyspepsia, and 
mixing with the gastric juice passes with the badly 
digested food into the intestines. 

Here it strikes at the fountain of life by corrupt- 
ing its source, the material from which by absorp- 
tion new blood is made with which to build up the 
waste of the system. Bad blood loaded with acids 
from the stomach and germs of putrefaction from the 
colon, cannot do its work of repair properly, conse- 
quently the waste is not supplied, resulting in loss 
of vitality, premature weakness and old age, or the 
decay of some vital part. Usually first the lungs, 
which we call consumption, or the kidneys, or liver, 
resulting in early death. Or, as is frequently the 
case, nature will take violent means to rid herself 
of her enemy, resulting in inflammation of the liver, 
bowels, kidneys, or some other part, dysentery or 
fever ; or, the vitality being low through imperfect 

66 THE GREAT MSCO^Sf. 5 _ 

nutrition and the blood impure and unable to grap- 
ple with and destroy the accumulating multitude of 
decaying germs, the seed germs of some contagious 
disease which lives and thrives on impurities, be- 
come implanted in the system, and finding conge- 
nial soil, rapidly multiply, causing violent sickness 
and death. 

The natural vent being stopped nature, in a vain 
effort to get rid of the deleterious matter which 
otherwise will corrupt her functions, utilizes every 
other channel of exit. The breath becomes loaded 
with foul smelling germs, the skin clogged and sal- 
low, often emitting a bad odor. The urine of a 
dark color and offensive smell The liver and kid- 
neys in turn become overtaxed and unable to pro- 
perly fulfill their functions, until, when there should 
be health, strength and vigor, comes weariness and 
early decay; or more frequently life is cut short 
by inflammation, fever, consumption or contagious 
disease which there is not sufficient vitality left in 
the system to resist. 

In beginning the experiment, he first, with the 
aid of a common bulb syringe, forced one pint of 
water into the rectum. This was not accomplished 
without difficulty. Small as was the quantity, in 
its discharge he found relief, and, as he says, a 
more beneficial, restful and exhilarating effect over 



his whole organism, than from any cathartic he ever 
took, while it left 110 detrimental or weakening effect, 
such as active physic produces. 

In the next experiment he used a quart of Avarm 
water, forcing it into the colon. The effect was a 
still more satisfactory discharge, and corresponding 
greater sense of relief. Two days after this experi- 
ment was made, he tried again, this time using two 
quarts of water, warni enough to be comfortable to 
the hand, and to increase its lubricating and cleans- 
ing process a little soap was added. 

The lower rectum will hold from a pint to a quart 
of water. In hydropathic practice hitherto, such 
quantities of water only was recommended, as it 
was thought impossible or impolitic to force water 
into the colon beyond the sigmoid flexure or first 
bend of the colon, just above the rectum, (see plate 
on second page). The doctor on this occasion, 
therefore, in following out the idea he had conceiv- 
ed of a complete flushing of the colon, had under- 
taken a new departure. This required a greater 
effort, but as he says, after the water had been forced 
past this point, the operation became comparative- 
ly pleasant, and was accompanied by no sensation 
of pain. 

This time he made an effort to retain the water for 
a few minutes which required a strong effort of the 


will. The longer it is retained, however, the less 
inclined it is to break away. This difficulty mas- 
tered, it was discharged at leisure, resulting in a 
great relief of the abdominal pressure. 

With the success of these experiments and the 
decided improvement to his general feelings, re- 
sulting therefrom his courage rose and confidence 
in ultimate triumph became so strong that his whole 
mind was absorbed in this seemingly desperate 

Two evenings later the fourth attempt was made. 
This time three quarts of water were measured out 
and with resolute and careful persistence injected 
into the colon then lying in an incumbent position 
on his back he allowed the water to circulate freely 
throughout the whole of the colon, holding it this 
time for about ten minutes. No greater difficulty 
was experienced in retaining this larger quantity 
than the two quarts for the reason that, as but little 
food had been taken during these experiments the 
colon was much less gorged. 

After this fourth experiment had been successful- 
ly accomplished a marked and startling, although 
not an unanticipated change took place in his 
stomach. To use the doctor's own words : c< On 
discharging this last enema I felt a sudden relief 
at the region of the duodenum (see plate 4), an 



emptying sensation which seemed to follow a cor- 
responding- operation throughout the entire length 
of the small intestines and what was more satisfac- 
tory because exactly the result I had pictured in 
my analysis of the treatment when the idea was 
first conceived. In half an hour after the discharge 
of the water, and after I had retired pleasantly to 
rest, I became so ravenously hungry that I was 
obliged to raid the cupboard in search of something 
to eat. Thus was I confirmed by the most incon- 
trovertible proof of the intrinsic value of my phy- 
siological discovery." ' : ' 

The result aimed at had now been accomplished, 
the colon which for years had been gorged, ob- 
structing the other functions of the body and distri- 
buting its germs of putrefaction through the sys- 
tem was now through this simple mechanical process 
completely flushed and cleansed, resulting in the 
immediate resumption by the other bodily functions 
of their normal condition so far as it was possible 
after the long continued obstruction. Hunger and 
appetite sensations for a longtime unknown to him 
were now felt. It was possible now by keeping the 
colon free to build up the waste of the system with 
pure nutrition. 

Not content with the great and gratifying result 
of the fourth experiment, the doctor resolved to try 

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a still further increase of the quantity of water, and 
after waiting- three evenings, measured out four 
quarts, one gallon, of warm water, which was slowly 
and carefully injected, until the result was accom- 
plished. Although the abdomen was greatly dis- 
tended, no great sensation of pain was felt. This 
seemingly enormous quantity of water was held 
several minutes and then discharged. The result 
was as before. The colon was completely cleansed, 
followed by the settling of the contents of the small 
intestines, to fill the vacancy this produced, and 
the emptying of the duodenum and stomach and 
the resultant hunger. 

As to the final result of this treatment we shall 
quote the doctor's own words. He says : " And I 
can noAV aver since that time — forty years ago — I 
have not failed of a single second or third night to 
treat myself with this drugless and revolutionary 
remedy, while I can also state in the most truthful 
and solemn manner, that thousands of times since 
that memorable occasion I have been made intense- 
ly hungry, within half an hour after the water has 
passed away, by the sudden settling of the small 
intestine and the emptying of the stomach. I also 
declare that from the time the complete demonstra- 
tion was made, I began to improve, both in weight 
and physical vigor. At the time described I weigh- 


«d about one hundred and twenty pounds. In three 
or four weeks I had gained about five pounds, with 
a glow of healthy color beginning to show on my 
face. My cough also began to subside, the pain 
left my kidneys, my pleurisy ceased to trouble me, 
and all symptoms of dyspepsia had left me, never 
more to return, as I have not felt the slightest in- 
dications of it from that day to this ; and so it went 
on, every month adding to my weight and physical 
vigor, till finally, some twelve or more j^ears ago, I 
had reached the maximum of two hundred and 
twenty- five pounds of the firmest muscular struc- 
ture probably of any man living, young or old, and 
that, too, without any undue corpulency, in the 
common adipose sense of that term." 

The reader will bear in mind that the doctor, 
when he began these experiments upon himself, 
was almost a dead man, a victim of that unconquer- 
able disease, consumption. In view of these facts, 
his recovery is almost miraculous— a wonderful 
triumph of the New Hygiene. Since he published 
the story to the world thousands have followed the 
same treatment with like results." 

In the face of such a marvellous cure as this — in 
fact, a veritable resurrection — words are inadequate 
to fitly eulogise the merits of the treatment that 
achieved such startling results. How utterly ab- 



surd does the method of drenching the system with 
drugs appear, by comparison with this simple and 
common-sense treatment ! It is a discovery that is 
bound to revolutionize the treatment of disease. 
The experience of other doctors in the same field, 
proves conclusively, that the statement made, that 
the clogging of the colon is the primary cause of 
nearly all disease, is no idle exaggeration, but an 
incontrovertible fact. The reports of post-mortem 
examinations of the colons of hundreds of subjects 
reveals a series of horrors more weird and ghastly, 
than were ever penned by Eugene Sue or Emile 
Zola. The mind shrinks in dismay at the appalling 
revelations, and shudders at the possibility of the 
" human form, divine " becoming such a peripatetic 
charnel house. The following experience from the 
pen of Dr. H. T. Turner, of Washington, affords 
incontestable proof of the allegation made, that the 
colon is the seat of disease, and his testimony 
should be read with extreme care. It is no fanciful 
theoretical statement, but the ghastly revelation of 
an appalling reality. The recital of results obtain- 
ed in the dissecting room may not be particularly 
agreeable to polite ears, but they are indubitable 
facts. Dr. Turner may fairly claim to be an original 
discoverer of the new treatment, although he did not 
commence his investigations until some thirty years 



after Dr. Hall had commenced his experiments, but 
his discovery is the result of actual practical ex- 
amination of the colon itself, in nearly every phase 
of engorgement. While reading- his statement, the 
reader -will do well to refer to the engraving, repre- 
senting the digestive apparatus, at the commenc- 
ment of this book, as it will greatly facilitate his 
comprehension of the matter. 

"The recent discoveries as to the causes of near- 
ly all of the diseases that flesh is heir to in the 
human body, and that is destined to completely 
revolutionize the practice of medicine, was set in 
motion of investigation by the writer, in 1880 ; since 
which time, investigation has been going on in 
college and hospital, instigated by students mostly. 
The history of the discovery as made by the writer 
was in this wise : 

"In 1880 I lost a patient with inflammation of 
the bowels, and requested of the friends the privi- 
lege of holding- a post-mortem examination, as I 
was satisfied that there was some foreign substance 
in or near the Ileo-ccecal valve, or in that apparent- 
ly useless appendage, the AppendiculaVermiformis. 
(See explanation of engraving,) 

" The autopsy developed a quantity of grape seed 
and pop-corn, filling the lower enlarged pouch of 
the colon and the opening into the Appendicula 



Vermiformis. This, from the mortified and black* 
ened condition of the colon alone, indicated that 
my diagnosis was correct. I opened the colon 
throughout its entire length of five feet, and found 
it filled with fecal matter encrusted on its walls 
and into the folds of the colon, in many places dry 
and hard as slate, and so completely obstructing 
the passage of the bowels as to throw him into vio- 
lent colic (as his friends stated) sometimes as often 
as twice a month, for years, and that powerful doses 
of physic was his only relief ; that all the doctors 
had agreed that it was bilious colic. I observed 
that this crusted matter was evidently of long stand- 
ing, the result of years of accumulation, and al- 
though the remote cause, not the immediate cause 
of his death. The sigmoid- flexure (see engraving), 
or bend in the colon on the left side, was especially 
full, and distended to double its natural size, filling 
the gut uniformly, with a small hole the size of one's 
little finger through the center, through which the 
recent faecal matter passed. In the lower part of 
the sigmoid-flexure, just before descending to form 
the rectum, and in the left hand upper corner of 
the colon as it turns toward the right, were pockets 
eaten out of the hardened faecal matter, in which 
were eggs of worms and quite a quantity of mag- 
gots, which had eaten into the sensitive mucous 


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membrane, causing- serious inflammation of the 
colon and its adjacent parts, and as recent investiga- 
tion has established as a fact, were the cause of his 
hemorrhoids, or piles, which I learned were of years 
standing. The whole length of the colon was in a 
state of chronic inflammation ; still this man consi- 
dered himself well and healthy until the unfortun- 
ate eating of the grape seed and pop-corn, and 
had no trouble in getting his life insured in one of 
the best companies in America. 

"I have been thus explicit in this description, 
from the fact that recent investigation has develop- 
ed the fact that in the discovery described above, 
I had found but a prototype of at least seven-tenths 
of the human family in civilized life—the real cause 
of all diseases of the human body, excepting the 
grape seed and pop corn. That I had found the 
fountain of premature old age and death, for, as 
surprising as it may seem, out of 284 cases of au- 
topsies held of late on the colon (they representing 
in their death nearly all the diseases known to our 
climate), but twenty eight colons were found to be 
free from hardened, adhered matter, and in their 
normal healthy state, and that the 256 were all more 
or less as described above, except, perhaps, the 
grape seeds and pop-corn. Many of them as des- 
cribed by the writer, giving a description of the re- 


suits of post mortems, the colon was distended to 
double its natural size throughout its whole length, 
with a small hole through the center, and almost uni- 
versally as far as could be learned, these last cases 
spoken of, had regular evacuations of the bowels 
each day. Many of the colons contained large 
worms from four to six inches long, and pockets of 
eggs and maggots. 

"The writer's experience from day to day, in his 
sanitary treatment of emptying the colon, develop 
startling disclosures in the form of worms, maggots 
and nests of eggs broken up and brought away, 
accompanied with blood and pus. It is a known 
fact that physic will not remove, or even loosen this 
incrusted matter. 

" But why, you ask, has not this discovery b*?en 
made before ? There are two main reasons : the 
first is, in holding post-mortems, this organ was 
avoided, cut off, if in the way, and thrown into the 
slop bucket. It was known to be always full, so 
the ends were tied to keep its contents of gas and 
substance from breaking into the pleasure of the 
occasion. No one ever asked whether or not it was 
natural in ts fullness of faical matter and scent bag 
propensity. In the dissecting room, the student 
taking it for granted that the colon is like the rest 
of the intestinal canal — a part of it, cuts it off and 

The great discovery. 


gets it out of the room as soon as possible, because 
of its tendency to disturb the olfactory nerve. As 
a result, probably the profession knows the least 
about this important organ, of any in the human 
body. Strange, is it not, that among- the seven 
thousand physicians ground out and polished in 
the mills of wisdom each year, that there was not 
one, amid the long years of search after wisdom, 
who had originality and reason enough to ask the 
question, is it natural that this scent bag of filth 
should always be so full of putrid matter that we 
cannot abide one moment with it ? Is it natural that 
it should be thus ? And inasmuch as it is so, is it 
not a great detriment at least to our health, to car- 
ry this mass of filth around with us, from day to 
day, from week to week, and from year to year — ■ 
absorbing its filth back into the circulation? 
Strange that these questions did not p resent them- 
selves to some one of the enterprising youths of our 
original young America. 

"The other reason is of a regular nature, and is full 
of selfish bigotry, characteristic of the profession ; 
for a knowledge as given above would surely rev- 
olutionize the whole so-called science of medicine, 
and stop, to a great extent, medication by way of 
the stomach, and any departure from our regular 
established teaching is quackery, and always has 



been since Hippocrates first promulgated a system 
of medicine. Nobody but quacks ever made any 
advance in the profession. Hahnemann was im- 
prisoned and finally sent to the insane asylum for 
declaring the law of like cure like, or the Homoea- 
pathic law of cure. Michael Servetus was burned 
at the stake for declaring that a red fluid called 
blood was propelled from the heart through the 
arteries. Harvey found one of his pamphlets after- 
wards and was credited with the great discovery, 
but history will claim its own. 

" The question is often asked, and naturally so, 
why this unnatural accumulation is in the colon? 
The horse and ox promptly obey the call of nature, 
and knows no time or place, and are blessed with 
a clean colon. So are the natives of Africa. But 
the demands of civilized life insist upon a time and 
place. Business, etiquette, opportunity, and a 
thousand and one excuses stand continually in the 
way, and nature's call is put off to a more conve- 
nient season. 

" The fcecal discharge as it is pressed through 
the Ileo-ccecal valve into the colon, is, if natural, 
of the consistency of paste, and should be but a 
trifle harder at its final evacuation ; but if allowed 
to remain in the colon longer than three hours, it 
settles into the folds of the colon, ana a little will 



remain there while the residue becomes hard, and 
we call it constipation, for its fluid particles have 
been absorbed back into the circulation. This lit- 
tle continuing- to adhere and stay in the f olds, causes 
first irritation, then inflammation, and its dryness 
attracts more accumulation. Now this process going 
on from day to day and from year to year, the colon 
becomes completely lined, losing its nerve, elastic 
power and sensibility ; then the faecal matter passes 
these five feet of colon by force of pressure from 
above, like a shoemaker's punch, the first piece is 
crowded out because the others are crowding it. 
That which passes to day should have passed one 
or two weeks ago. Many times it is small round 
balls, hard, and apparently moulded. One lady 
said she thought it was the relics of each mouthful 
of food. But this moulding is in this wise : At the 
terminus of the small intestines, the last six inches 
terminates in a pouch, at the terminus of which, 
where it enters the colon, it is called the Ileo-ccecal 
valve, which, when the pouch is full, opens and 
discharges its contents into the colon when it quick- 
ly closes, thereby forbidding any return of the con- 
tents of the colon. Now, if there h an obstruction 
to the free discharge of this pouch, the valve closes, 
for fear, as it were, of return of contents. Now, 
supposing the colon is full at this point, or nearly 



so, the moment the substance touches the obstruc- 
tion the valve closes, biting" off a piece the size of the 
ball spoken of, then the pouch demands to be emp- 
tied and again forces open the valve until again it 
strikes the obstruction, when again the valve closes. 
So it goes on acting spasmodical^, moulding the 
contents of the pouch into small, round balls, until 
it is empty, (see No. 15 in engraving), and in a week 
or two these balls of fyecal matter pass off, which 
should have passed within three hours, forcing" their 
way through the small passage in the colon, hard 
and smooth, for nature is bound to keep, an open- 
ing, or we would die. 

" Do you wonder, dear reader, that men die of 
premature old age, of apoplexy, paralysis, dropsy, 
consumption, dyspepsia, so-called liver complaint 
or biliary derangement, Bright's disease, or any 
other kidney trouble, or catarrh — which if left alone 
fertilizes a field for consumption, epilepsy, rectoral 
diseases, syphilis, rheumatism, female diseases and 
ovarian troubles, in nine cases out of ten all are 
caused from inflammation and distention of the 
colon, spinal irritation and nearly all the acute dis- 
eases, skin diseases and impurity of the blood. 
What an absurd idea to pour down the throat med- 
icines to purify the blood, even granting for augu- 
ment's sake that such a thing was possible, which 


is not, when occupying- nearly half the abdomen is 
a large gut, as big in many places— so extended is 
it— as your arm above the elbow, filled with filth 
that is so impure that carrion is odor of roses com- 
pared to it; this filth the lacteals absorbing and 
sucking back into the circulation. If a man would 
be as foolish as that in his business his friends 
would petition for the probate court to appoint a 
guardian over him ; and still the science of medi- 
cine cries for protection by law against quackery. 
O ! consistency and reason, why hast thou deserted 
the mind of man, and left him to be the prey of 
fools and knaves ? And the more I investigate in 
this line of thought and explore the realms of the 
colon and its mysteries, the more I am convinced 
that in the colon lies the cause of nearly all the 
physical ills of this generation. 

"How many people are not presentable to them- 
selves or friends, owing to the putrid smell of their 
bodies, and in polite society strong colognes and 
other perfumes are used. Show me a woman who 
girts her waist with corsets or any tight clothing, 
and I will warrant you that the putrid smell from 
her body will be sickening to the extreme. The 
special reason for this is, that the lacing comes 
immediately where the transverse colon crosses her 
body (see No. 10 of engraving). Now, if the sigmoid- 


flexure becomes loaded, first, because of its folding 
upon itself, bow much more will the transverse 
colon become clogged if unnaturally folded upon 
itself by compression from each side folding 
it, as demonstrated in some instances, almost 
double the whole length, into two extra elbows, 
where it, if natural, is straight. Many reasons have 
been given by physiologists and humanitarians, 
why it is injurious for the lady to lace, but this 
reason outweighs them all Wear the clothing 
loose, clean out the colon and heal it up, and you 
will smell sweet and life will be a continual bless- 
ing; for if the main sewer of the body is closed or 
clogged, nature has but three other outlets, the 
capillaries or pores of the skin, the lungs in exhala- 
tion, or the kidneys If the colon is clogged, the 
penned up acid permeations of the stomach and 
duodenum will have to seek other outlets, which is 
indicated by the pivtrid smell of the body and a foul 
breath with finally dyspepsia, and what the doctors 
choose to call biliousness, torpid liver, etc. 

"Now that we have shown where the breeding 
ground is for disease-bearing germs, you would 
be pleased to know how they are absorbed and 
spread throughout, or upon and into, certain organs 
of the body. 

" *\Ye have in our bodies a system of canals call- 



ed arteries and veins, having their head at the 
heart, which is the main pump that keeps the blood 
in motion. The arterial circulation is those chan- 
nels which convey the blood — supposed pure 
blood— away from the heart to the different parts 
of the body, loaded with the life-giving- principle 
of sustenance, invigoration and heat, while the vein 
or veinous circulation conveys to the heart and 
lungs the impure blood, loaded many times with 
disease-breeding germs. (See High School Phy- 
siology for Washington.) 

"The supply of nutriment and life-giving princi- 
ple is got from the food we eat and the water we 
drink. After it passes out of the stomach and 
duodenum, it is taken up or sucked out of the small 
intestines by a mass of absorbent glands, called the 
lacteals ; these convey it into what is called the 
thoracic duct, thence it is emptied into the circula- 
tion at the junction of the left jugular and sub- 
clavian veins, with the vena-cava supply from the 
liver; these are the principal sources of supply. 
(See Hygiene Physiology for Washington, pages 
116 and 124.) 

" Now, in the blood, as it courses through our 
bodies, are myriads of little vessels called corpus- 
cles; these are what give the blood a red color. 
In order that you may know their use, we, for con- 

$4 THE GREAT biebovuffi*. 

venience sake and to make our meaning- better un- 
derstood, will call them little war vessels, loaded 
with soldiers, and the soldiers have in their vessel 
a furnace whose fire never goes out. These vessels 
and their little warriors are continually sailing 
through our bodies, hunting for germs of disease, 
that they catch and throw into their furnace and 
burn them up. Now suppose we take a violent cold 
in connection with a diseased and loaded colon, two 
of the most important outlets for the filth and de- 
cayed matter of our bodies are closed up— for the 
life of our bodies is one continual process of build- 
ing new and tearing down ; these two most import- 
ant sewers are now closed. These little vessels now 
have their hands full, . catching disease bearing 
germs that nature cannot throw out through the 
colon or pores of the skin— both being closed— and 
we call this condition of things fever. The red 
corpuscle has but two dumping places now, the 
lungs or kidneys. Suppose that in the colon is 
the tubercular ulcer, breeding the bacillus of con- 
sumption, and they are absorbed into the circula- 
tion. Ordinarily the red corpuscles would be able 
to destroy them, but now they are so overworked 
that the tubercular germ lands in the lung tissue 
alive and well, ready to commence his work of des- 
truction and death. The person has a hacking 



txj&gh, and finally goes to the doctor, and lie, if lie 
knows his business, finds tuberculosis well estab- 
lished. The person may inhale these germs direct- 
ly into the lungs. Typhoid fever has its nursery 
mostly in the colon, and gets possession of the 
citadel of life in the same way as any other germ 
or contagious disease. "What a terrible battle there 
must be going on in us between our life-preservers 
and the germs of consumption." 

The foregoing statement should be read, and re- 
read carefully, and every consideration given to it, 
for it is the calm, dispassionate utterance of a clever 
medical man, who is simply relating facts, as re- 
vealed to him by autopsy. All possible weight 
should be given to the experience of Dr. Hall — (his 
marvellous cure remaining a monument to the vir- 
tues of the treatment — ) yet, he simply conjectured 
that the colon was obstructed, and, acting on his 
belief, experimented upon himself, and succeeded 
in arresting his rapid journey to the tomb, while 
Dr. Turner actually demonstrated the facts, which 
were surmised by Dr. Hall. The two experiences 
taken in connection with one another, present an 
argument that is indisputable, the one, believing his 
colon to be obstructed, persistently cleansed it, and 
was restored to perfect health — the other demon- 
strated in a manner that cannot be gainsaid, that 



seventy per cent of the colons that came under his 
observation, were clogged— some, terribly so 
Hence, the inference is perfectly plain, that ob 
structions in the colon cause disease, and tha-. 
cleansing- that organ, removes it. 

But the evidence in favor of this treatment is not 
limited to these two authorities by any means. 
Tens of thousands of people practice it upon them- 
selves, whose names will never be known, but in 
whose cases, cures of greater, or lesser importance 
have been wrought, and scores of medical men are 
ready to testify to the wonderfullybeneficient results 
that have been achieved by its use. The following 
article from the pen of one of the most able medical 
writers of the day, (who does not lay claim to having 
discovered this method of treatment), was publish- 
ed in the Chicago Medical Examiner. It should be 
perused with the greatest attention, for not only 
does the writer ably demonstrate the terrible evils 
that may, and do arise from a congested condition 
of the colon, but supplements it, by recounting some 
surprising cures that have been accomplished in 
some most aggravated cases, by the flushing pro- 
cess. It will be seen that some of the most un- 
sightly disfigurations that afflict humanity, are due 
to this lately discovered cause, and were there no 
more noble purpose in view, than that of beautifying 



the person, this treatment would amply merit all 
the attention that could be bestowed upon it. 
The following is the article referred to : 


'" Flushing- the colon is a very simple and a very 
effective remedy. The muscular coats of the in- 
testines are circular and longitudinal. In the large 
intestine the longitudinal fibres are proportionately 
longer than in the small intestine. Their greater 
length permits the formation of loculi,* wnich be- 
come the seat of faecal accumulations! only too 
often unnoticed by the physician. It is undoubt- 
edly a fact that the loculi of the colon contain small 
faecal accumulations extending over weeks.months, 
or even years. Their presence produces symptoms 
varying all the way from a little catarrhal irritation 
up to the most diverse, and in some instances seri- 
ous, reflex disturbances. When the loculi only are 
filled, the main channel of the colon is undisturbed. 
Occasionally a loculus will become greatly enlarg- 
ed and filled with faeces, reaching even to the size 
of a fcetal head, being mistaken for an ovarian 
tumor or a malignant growth of some abdominal 
organ. The most common part of the colon to be- 
come enlarged is the sigmoid flexure and the 

•Loculi, cells or cavit'es. 

tpiecal accumulations and fasces, escrements. 



csecum.J: Accumulations can occur in any part of 
the colon. The ascending colon is much more often 
filled in life than the books would lead us to believe; 
indeed it may be said that chronic accumulations 
are oftener to be found in the ascending than in the 
descending colon,§ which is also contrary to the 
assertions of the authors. When the accumulations 
are large, the increased weight of the colon tendsio 
displace it ; then the transverse colon may descend 
even into the pelvis. The colon may be filled in an 
adult so as to present a circumference of fifteen 
inches. These accumulations vary in density ; they 
may be so hard as to resist the knife, and thus be 
mistaken for gall stones. 

"The mass may be so enormous as to press upon 
any organ located in the abdomen, interfering with 
its functions ; thus we may have pressure on the 
liver that arrests the flow of bile; or. upon the 
urinary organs, crippling their functions. Report- 
ed cases of accumulations almost surpass human 
credulit\ r . Enough has been gathered from the 
colon and the rectum to fill a common- sized pail. 
Of course such enormous amounts occur only ex- 
ceptionally; it is not to these that attention is 
particularly drawn in this paper, because where 

JSee illustration Nos. 12 and 7. 
jSee illustration. 


3 9 

tliey are so excessive, any physician can detect them 
by palpation.* It is to the minor accumulations 
particularly that I wish to draw attention, the ac- 
cumulations that we see in the majority of patients 
who visit our offices. Such patients assure us that 
the bowels move daily, but the color of their com- 
plexion, the condition of their tongue, and, above 
all, the color of the faeces, are enough to assure us 
that they are the victims of costiveness. 

"Daily movements of the bowels are no sort of a 
sign that the colon is not impacted; in fact, the 
worst cases of costiveness that we ever see are those 
in which daily movements of the bowels occur. 
The diagnosis of faecal accumulations is facilitated 
by inquiring as to the color of the daily discharges. 
A black or a very dark green color almost always 
indicates that the faeces are ancient. Prompt dis- 
charge of food refuse is indicated by more or less 
yellow color. It would be interesting to inquire 
why fresh faeces are yellow and ancient faeces are 

"Absorption of the faeces from the colon leads 
to a great many different symptoms, amongst others 
anaemia,! with its results, sallow complexion, with 
its chloasmict spots, furred tongues, foul breath 

•Palpation, examination of a patient by touch. 

tAmiimia, bloodlesenese 

tChloaamic, yeliow or j ellowish brown. 

9 o 


and muddy sclerotics.* Such patients have diges- 
tive fermentations to torment them, resulting" in 
flatulent distension which encroaches on the cavity 
of the chest, which in excessive cases may cause 
short and rapid breathing, irregular heart action, 
disturbed circulation in the brain, with vertigo and 
headache. An over distended caecum, or sigmoid 
flexure, from pressure, may produce dropsy, numb- 
ness or cramps in the right or left lower extremity. 
A physical examination that will determine this 
impaction is simplicity itself. By placing the pa- 
tient on his back, with the knees well drawn up, the 
physician can place one hand on the abdomen, be- 
low the tenth or eleventh cartilage, with the fingers 
of the other hand in the posterior hypochondriac 
region. The ascending or descending colon can 
easily be pressed forward against the hand in front 
of the abdomen. The hand in front should be kept 
firm and immovable. A little practice will enable 
one to very readily distinguish these accumulations. 
Conjoined manipulation only enables one to decide 
the incontestable presence of impaction of the co- 
lon. Percussion sounds may be so obfuscated! by 
adventitious circumstances as to render them 
valueless. Conjoined manipulation can be very 

•Sclerotic, coat of the eje. 
t Obfuscated, obscured. 


quickly practised, and is the most satisfactory meth- 
od of examination. Its only uncertainty of detect- 
ing- accumulations is in very obese patients. In 
them a flushing will dispel doubts. 

" Case I. Miss O., age twenty-seven, has almost 
continuous universal cephalalgia ;* pain over the 
angle of the transverse and descending colon, 
anorexia,f functional eye disturbances coming on 
suddenly and often in the day, frequent dizzy blind 
spells, vague muscular pain in the arms, face yel- 
low, is green around the mouth and nose a greenish 
yellow all over the head and neck. On the 21st of 
May, 1886, first flushing five pints of water being 
used, discharges enormous. The appetite at once 
appeared ; her spirits immediately improved. 
Daily flushings until the 7th day of July. Face al- 
most entirely clear; color coming to her cheeks; 
lips red, digestion perfect ; and her general health 
totally changed for the better. 

" Case II. — Mrs. G , age thirty-two has very yel- 
low cheeks, both covered with chloasmic spots, 
which extend down to the neck ; is costive. Con- 
joined palpation indicates both ascending and des- 
cending colon filled. Is losing strength, is anemic, 
emaciating. Her husband's poverty is causing the 

♦Cephalagia, headache. 
■fAnorexia, want of appetite. 

9 2 


most distressing anticipations, and her mental suf- 
fering- almost drives her insane. A daily flushing- 
was ordered on the 10th of August, 1887, and con- 
tinued until November 2d. After that they were 
taken every other day. On the 25th of February. 
1888, she reported that the flushing had completely 
revolutionized her health ; they made her feel light 
and strong ; they relieved the pressure in the abdo - 
men : their presence caused eructations always. 
Sleeps better after taking one. In fact, if she find 
that insomnia (sleeplessness) be upon her she takes 
a flushing, and is sure to sleep soundly thereafter 
Eating when fatigued will be followed by great 
tympanites* which a flushing is sure to relieve. For- 
merly had great acidity of the stomach; now she 
never has it. Formerly she used to have a head- 
ache, with vomiting and prostration, lasting thirty- 
six hours every two or three weeks ; since August 
she has not had one. Urinates very freely after 
using flushing, which lightens her very much. 

"Case III.— Mrs. K., age twenty nine, has had 
chronic digestive disturbances ; a poor breakfaster 
for years ; has gastric dyspepsia characterized by 
pain, load, weight, gas, acid, and bitter pyrosis ; 
could eat but few things, butter especially distress- 
ing her; constipated and costive since girlhood; 

•Tj mpanites, flatulent distention of the belly. 


lor years had a sense of pressure in the rectum ; at 
times of late, has had it all the time. Flushings 
first given May 17, 1887, twice per week at bedtime. 
At first they produced pain and nausea, and once 
vomiting followed. These adverse symptoms were 
relieved when the water passed. The discharges 
from her bowels were simply enormous. They were 
continued until she passed yellow faeces. On the 
28th of June she was eating everything. She has 
become a good breakfaster. On the first of August 
she w r as doing all her own housework, the first time 
in three years. 

''Case IV. — Miss C, age thirty, always constipa- 
ted. Very muddy complexion, chloasmic spots all 
over her face, capricious appetite, seeks relief for 
a progressively increasing nervousness, which has 
been upon her for the past three years, and is very 
much worse in the past six months, and threatens 
to lead her to a suicide's grave. She experiences 
sudden misgivings ; she has nervous prostration, 
colon filled to an enormous extent. Flushing was 
used and continued daily for a period of one month, 
when she reported that she was better in every way ; 
does not give out any more ; is stronger in all 
things ; her complexion is clearing out ; the chloas- 
mic spots are unchanged ; the appetite decidedly 
vigorous. In this case the fiecal reliefs were enor- 


mous, and the improvement so rapid that there was 
no question of there being cause and effect. 

" Case VII. — Mrs. D., age twenty-nine, has psori- 
asis* covering a large portion of her body She 
had as much unsound as sound skin, has had it 
more or less since the eighth year of her age. She 
is gouty, has gastric indigestion, headaches every 
two or three weeks, which always wind up with 
vomiting. After giving her medicines for a period 
of seven months without much benefit, I discovered 
an impacted condition of her colon. The effect of 
the flushings seemed to be to relieve her of all 
dyspeptic troubles, relieved her headaches entirely, 
and at the end of three months of using flushings, 
the psoriasis had almost entirely disappeared. The 
last time that she was seen a few spots of it remain- 
ed on the abdomen and forearms. 

" (The question arises, did the prevention of faecal 
absorption relieve a skin disease ?) 

"Patients can be made to receive from one to six 
pints of water without the slightest trouble. One 
of the effects of the water is to distend the colon, 
and in that way, pressing away the walls of the loculi 
from the accumulations, they fall into the current of 
water and are passed out while the* watei is leaving 

♦Psoriasis, a superficial scale like skin disease. 



the intestine. The patient will oftentimes complain 
of severe tormina* checking the current of water 
for a few seconds, and will be followed by complete 
relief. The presence of such a strange foreign body- 
in the intestine as hot water in many cases excites 
prodigious peristalticf activity, thus producing the 
tormina. The water should be hot ; cold water, or 
tepid water, will not do— it will produce great suf- 
fering. One patient took the flushings for a fort- 
night, returning vowed she never would use any 
more because they produced such terrific cramps. 
Upon inquiry it was found that she was using tepid 
water; The subsequent use of hot water by her 
was never followed by a cramp Upon many pa- 
tients this large amount of water acts as a vigorous 
diuretic. Where patients suffer as well from renalj 
insufficiency, I am in the habit of telling them to 
use a pint and a half of hot water after the flushing 
has passed away, and to lie upon the back with hips 
elevated for half an hour. Thus retaining the 
water, it will act as a powerful diuretic. Some pa- 
tients can administer tnis flushing with the greatest 
ease, while others will develop a most phenomenal 
awkwardness. I am in the habit of telling patients 

*Tormina, pain. 

t Peristaltic, contracting, with a worm like motion 
JKenal, pertaining to the kidnejs. 


to kneel in the bath tub, who are at all awkward 
about using these flushings." 

Dr. W. E. Forest, B. S.M.D., is the author of a 
book/entitled, " The New Method," Avhich was pub- 
lished in New York. He was one of the first progres- 
sive men to realize the priceless value of the new 
treatment and employed it extensively. He has done 
a great deal to extend the knowledge of it, and in 
every way to develop its usefulness to the uttermost. 
In this regard, he is entitled to the most unstinted 
praise. The following history of a case treated by 
him, which is taken from the before mentioned 
book, will plead more eloquently for the "flush- 
ing treatment " than anything I could say. 

"Jennie C, nineteen years of age was brought 
to us complaining of pains in the left side, half way 
between the ribs and the groin. This pain was 
present much of the time. Every now and then it 
would become so severe as to confine her to bed 
for several days. 

" The young lady was a student, preparing for 
college, and very ambitious. She had, however, 
been compelled to leave school twice during the last 
two years on account of this pain and general debil- 
ity, and thus had been kept back in her studies. 

"Within the last three years she had taken courses 
of treatment under five different physicians, includ- 



ing one clairvoyant, and all to no permanent good. 
While visiting- relations in St. Louis she had been 
taken to a prominent specialist in diseases of 
women, who had promptly decided that the trouble 
was due to the ovary, and had treated her locally, 
much to her shame and disgust, and without any 

" She was slightly constipated, the mother said. 

"In general appearance the patient was pale, 
rather sallow, in fact, what would be called a very 
delicate looking girl She had almost no appetite. 
Her general bill of fare was as follows : 

"Breakfast — Cup of coffee and half a hot roll. 

"Lunch — Tea and bread. 

" Dinner — Bread and tea and cake, with occasion- 
ally a little meat, eaten under protest. 

" On this diet she was studying about ten hours 
a day. It would have been interesting to have re- 
corded the names of the many diseases for which 
she had been treated. The mother was sure it was 
"malaria" that ailed her daughter, and from the 
obstinacy of the trouble it was evidently the most 
malarious kind of malaria. 

"We examined the abdomen externally and found 
impaction of fasces within the colon. Prescribed — 
a flushing of the colon each night for one week with 
hot water, molasses and glycerine. 


" Before rising- in the morning-, she was to drink 
a cup of hot water. For her breakfast toasted bread 
and a little chopped beefsteak broiled. (At this 
suggestion there was a protest on the patient's part.) 
The cup of hot water before dinner and supper and 
a regulated diet at these meals. 

"But what medicine is she to take?" was the 
mother's anxious inquiry. 

"None this week. Wait a few days." 

At the end of the week the mother reported that 
the flushings were still bringing away dark, or 
black, hard faeces, nothing natural. Pain much bet- 
ter. Rather enjoyed the steak for breakfast now. 

This line of treatment was continued for a month, 
the flushings being reduced to three times per 
week. During the last week she has only felt the 
pain once, and then very slightly. A striking 
change in her general appearance, better color, 
fleshier, and more animated. We need hardly say 
that in less than three months the case was entirely 
cured. She loses no more time from her studies, 
and her mother has almost ceased to look upon her 
as delicate. 

The success in this case was due to the firmness 
with which the mother carried out our suggestions 
as to her whole manner of living, but especially to 
her faithful treatment of the colon by flushings." 



In the New York Medical Kecord of July 4th, 
1891, a most able and interesting article appeared 
from the pen of Dr. Beverly Robinson, on " The 
Internal Use of Water in the Treatment of Typhoid 
Fever. Dr. Robinson, by the way, is the visiting- 
physician to St. Luke's Hospital. In the article the 
doctor relates some most interesting- facts in con- 
nection with the use of water in fever cases, and 
frankly acknowledges that he is greatly indebted to 
a most comprehensive paper, on the same subject, 
lately read before the " Medical Society of Paris 
Hospitals," on the 25th of July, 1890, by the emi- 
nent Dr. Debove. In his paper, Dr. Debove claimed 
to have treated 150 cases of this fever in the Paris 
Hospitals by the use of water alone, without medi- 
cine. To those accustomed to the drug treatment, 
the results were little short of marvellous, for the 
per centage of cures was far greater than among 
those who were treated in the orthodox manner 
with drugs. 

Another great European authority, the eminent 
Professor Cantani, most emphatically endorses the 
views entertained by Dr. Debove, but goes even fur- 
ther. Not only does he use the internal bath, but 
administers water copiously by the mouth. In 
severe cases, he administers the flushings twice a 
day. Another prominent German physician, Dr. 


Brand, persistently recommends the nse of water 
in fever cases — but no drugs. His treatment is now 
employed exclusively in the German military hos- 
pitals, and also in many of the French. 

In the German army, the mortality from fevers 
under the drug- treatment, was forty per cent, under 
the water treatment, it is eight per cent. At the 
beginning of typhoid fever, if this simple water 
treatment is employed, Prof. Cantani declares that 
in many instances the fever may be abated. 

The following extract from an editorial in the 
Chicago Daily Tribune, September 3, 1892, shows 
the value of the New Hygiene in cholera cases : 

The cable news from Hamburg states that great 
interest has been aroused by the introduction of a 
very simple but apparently effectual treatment for 
cholera. It is nothing more than copious enemas 
of warm salt water (injections into the bowels) It 
is claimed by some that the result of this treatment 
is truly marvellous, the death rate having been re- 
duced fully fifty per cent, in a few days by this 
method of fighting the disease. In some cases a 
cure has been affected by it, though the application 
was delayed till the patients were in such a state of 
collapse that it was impossible to discern the beat- 
ing of the pulse, and this stage is usually regarded 
as beyond hope of recovery. It is claimed to cure 
almost every case when tried. 

The following special cable dispatch, taken from 
the Chicago Daily Tribune, of September 20th, 
announces another triumph for the New Hygienic 
treatment : — 




Paris, September 19. — The following- letter is 

received from Dr. Elmer Lee : 

St. Petersburg, September 19. — Dear Friend; 
My stay in Russia is drawing- to an end, and I am 
enabled to go home wi th the profound satisfaction 
of having accomplished the object for which I came. 
The cholera is abating here, but there has been 
quite enough for my purpose. The cases during 
my stay have been quite severe. The first case was 
that of an old man who had not yielded to treat- 
ment. The doctors gave him to me to experiment 
on, as they could not get the case to advance. I had 
no choice of cases, but I went right to work. The 
case rapidly convalesced and is now well- A case 
yesterday was received, vomiting and purging, the 
surface of the body covered with purple spots. 
To-day he is well. To-morrow he will be discharg- 
ed cured. I have treated twenty-two cases, with 
but two deaths, one of which was a man who was 
moribund and treated by mo under protest. The 
faculty of the hospitals voted to-day to adopt my 
treatment, not only in cases of cholera, but in 
dysentery as well, and give me a report in six 
months of all cases treated Every cholera case is 
first brought into a special room and treated by 
irrigation of the large bowel. Afterward comes a 
bath. Then he is put to bed. There he receives 
the remedy introduced by me, viz.: Hydrogendi 
oxide, a powerful destroyer of infection, but ab- 
solutely harmless in any quantity. My own con- 
clusions are established in the face of diplomatic 
difficulties. The patients cured by me are very 
deferential towards me, especially one old man, 


who crosses himself and prays for me every five 
minutes of the day. Six new cases were treated 
to-day by me. Four of them are bad cases. I am 
supported and backed by the leading- doctors of the 
city, the chief physician of the Department of 
Police, and the Governor of St. Petersburg. He 
says my theory is sound. I am going to-morrow 
to meet the directors of the Academy of Medical 
Research, an institution under the patronage of 
the Emperor and Prince Oldenburg. I may go to 
Hamburg. America is ahead one point. 

Elmer Lee. 

In response to inquiry on the subject, the United 
States Consul-General at St. Petersburg tele- 
graphs : 

St. Petersburg, Sept. 19. — I have visited the 
patients attended by Dr. Elmer Lee at the cholera 
hospital. His treatment is a great success. I am 
sending a report on it to the State Department. 

John M. Crawford. 
United States Consul-General. 

During the great cholera epidemic of 1830-31-32, 
Dr. Vincent Priessnitz, of Greifenberg, Germany, 
who may be said to be the father of the New 
Hygiene, used this treatment in treating his cholera 
patients. It is said out of a very large number he 
never lost a case. 

The foregoing is but a fractional part of the 
evidence that could be adduced in favor of the 
"flushing treatment," but the limited amount of 
space at command, will not admit of any more being 
offered. From what has been placed before the 


reader, though, it will readily be seen that the cura- 
tive process now submitted, is no blind, experi- 
mental fancy, but a thoroughly satisfactory, yet 
simple method, of not only restoring-, but preserving 
health. Compare it with the Drug System, with 
its nauseous preparations, and how vastly superior 
it must appear to the intelligent mind! Being 
based upon a correct knowledge of the laws that 
govern our being, and the fundamental principles 
of Hygiene, it will bear the most searching inves- 
tigation, while its simplicity of procedure appeals 
irresistibly to common sense. 

With scarcely an exception — all those who try 
this simple, drugless remedy, speedily becomes its 
staunch adherents. Among the advocates of the 
Drug System, scarcely any two of them can be 
found to agree upon the merits of any particular 
nostrum, but among the disciples of the "flushing 
system " there is no dissension, and, most fortunate 
of all, no one possesses a vested interest in the 
remedial agents employed. There are no elabor- 
ately prepared extracts— no costly tinctures, the 
purchasing of which, impoverishes the patient, 
while endangering his chances of ultimate recovery ? 
for Nature, our wise and bountiful mother, has 
placed the principal curative agent at our very 
doors. It is Pure Water, which recpiires no costly 




building, gorgeous in gilt lettering, an 1 ablaze with 
colored lights, to contain it, and no army of em- 
ployees to prepare it for its remedial functions. 

Humanity at large has never estimated water at 
its true value, yet all the gifts in Pandora's fabled 
box could never equal that one inestimable boon of 
the Creator to the human race. Apart from its 
practical value, there is nothing in all the wide do- 
main of Nature more beautiful, for in all its myriad 
forms and conditions, it appeals equally to the ar- 
tistic sense. In the restless ocean —now sleeping 
tranquilly in opaline beauty beneath the summer 
sun— now rising in foam-crested mountainous 
waves beneath the winter's biting blast, its sub- 
limity awes us. In the mighty river, rolling majes- 
tically on its tortuous course, impatient to unite 
itself with mother ocean, its resistless energy fas- 
cinates us. In the gigantic iceberg, with its translu- 
cent sides of shimmering green, its weird grandeur 
enthralls us. In the pearly dew-drop, glittering on 
the trembling leaf, or the hoar frost, sparkling like 
a wreath of diamonds in the moon's silvery rays, 
in the brawling mountain torrent, or the gentle 
brook— meandering peacefully through verdant 
meadows, in the mighty cataract, or the feathery 
cascade, in the downy snow-flake, or the irrides- 
cent icicle— in each and all of its many witching 


forms, it is beautiful beyond compare But its 
claims to our admiration rest not alone upon its 
ever varying- beauty. When consumed with thirst, 
what beverage can equal a draught of pure cold 
water? In sickness, its value is simply incalcula- 
ble—especially in fevers, in fact, the famous lines 
of Sir "Walter Scott, in praise of woman, might be 
justly transposed in favor of water — to read thus : 
" "When pain and sickness wring the brow, 
A health-restoring medium thou." 

With the physician of olden time it was a funda- 
mental principle to exclude fresh air from the sick 
room, and deny water to the parched and suffering 
patient. In doing so, he doubtless acted according 
to his honest but mistaken opinions, but hosts of 
martyred lives have been sacrificed on the altar of 
" erroneous medical practice I" 

Think of the scene at the death-bed of that great 
man, George Washington ! Picture him, tossing 
restlessly upon his couch, in the throes of approach- 
ing dissolution, his unceasing cry being Water ! 
Water! Give me water! His system naturally 
craved it, for in sickness, Nature's promptings are 
seldom at fault ; yet his well-meaning, but mis- 
guided medical attendants persisted in denying 
him that natural restorative— the one thing that 
might have saved that valuable life. 


But brighter times are in store. We are rapidly 
emerging 1 from the dark ages of medical science, 
and our common-sense method of treatment — the 
Hygienic— will, eventually, be the only one. It 
advocates, nay, insists upon unlimited fresh air, 
sunlight and pure water, and the day is not far 
distant, when people will ask, not, What shall 
I take to cure myself, but, What shall I do to get 

It is proved conclusively, by a perfect avalanche 
of testimony, that internal, as well as external 
cleanliness is indispensable, both for the preserva- 
tion, and restoration of health, and to attain that 
condition of cleanliness, which is next to godliness, 
there is nothing so effective as water, especially 
"hot water," which is the great "scavenger of 
nature."* Do not be deluded by Drug practitioners 
into taking their nauseous compounds, for Nature 
never intended them for human use, and resents 
their introduction into the system. The all-wise 
mother has furnished her own unequalled hygienic 
agents — the chief among which— is Water. 

And if we admired water, for its beauty, and 
esteemed it for its imequalled merits, as a beverage, 
how inconceivably will those feelings be intensified 
by the knowledge that its remedial virtues are in 
nowise inferior to its other qualities. 

part in. 



it may be confidently assumed, without egotism, 
chat, in the preceding- portions of this work, two 
facts have been fully, and ably demonstrated. 
Firstly, that the Drug System of dealing with dis- 
ease, is a gigantic fallacy, that it is inconsistent 
with common-sense, that it does not even possess 
the confidence of its ablest exponents, that in short, 
it has been "weighed in the balance and found 
wanting/' Secondly, that the "flushing of the 
colon" is a simple, inexpensive, and above all, 
effectual method of curing, and preventing disease 
in all its forms. 

These two points having been conclusively prov- 
ed, the intelligent individual, if in search of healing 
treatment, will inevitably look to the flushing sys- 
tem for the needed relief ; but his natural enquiry 
will be, How shall I set about it ? The efficacy 
of the flushing treatment being established beyond 
a doubt : there must be different methods of prac- 
tising it. Which is the best, and where can I 
procure the necessary information concerning it? 
Ours is the grateful task of furnishing satisfactory 



replies to these perfectly natural queries. When 
Dr. Hall commenced his famous experiments upon 
himself, the only appliance available, was the old- 
fashioned bulb syringe. It is needless to say that 
the process of flushing- the colon, copiously, {the only 
effectual way), was a tedious and inconvenient mat- 
ter, with such crude and imperfect means. Then 
came the fountain syringe, a vast improvement over 
the bulb, but still, disagreeable and inconvenient. 

The J. B. L. Cascade, now introduced to the 
reader, is a most ingenious mechanical appliance, 
the result of much patient and tireless experiment- 
ing, which achieves the desired result with the 
least possible inconvenience to the patient, and so 
gently and easily withal, that the operation, so far 
from being distressing or disagreeable, becomes a 
positive gratification. It is the invention of the 
author, who having been cured of a severe attack 
of paralysis by the flushing treatment, and chafing 
at the disadvantages of the crude system that ex- 
isted, for its application, determined, if possible, to 
devise some better way. 

The " Cascade " is that " better way," and af- 
fords additional proof, that " out of evil, good may 
come." It completely abolishes all the disagree- 
able features that have hitherto attended the prac- 
tice of the method, and reduces the time consumed 


in the operation by fully three fourths, thereby 
removing its greatest drawback, in the eyes of 
business men. 

It is, without doubt, the most perfect apparatus 
yet devised for flushing purposes, and may justly 
be considered a fitting and worthy assistant to this 
great remedial process, which is destined to revo- 
lutionize the whole of the time-honored systems 
of medication. 

Moreover, realizing the immense advantage to 
be obtained by attacking the germs of disease in 
their chief breeding place ; an antiseptic prepara- 
tion is furnished with the " Cascade," which is, 
without doubt, the most effective germ- destroyer 
in existence. It is the discovery of a prominent 
physician, of forty years practice, who has devoted 
a large portion of his life to the study of antisep- 
tics, and germ-destroying preparations. 

It represents years of patient experimenting, but 
success has crowned his labors, for its germ- des- 
troying and antiseptic value is beyond question. 

A small quantity introduced into the water used 
for flushing the colon, completely and speedily 
destroys the germs of disease, thereby greatly 
expediting recovery. But although so potent in its 
action on bacteria, et al, it is perfectly harmless, 
even though a thousand times the necessary quan- 



tity should be forced into the alimentary canal. 
To the well-posted reader it is perfectly unnecessary 
to dwell upon the beneficial effects of antiseptics? 
but to those not so well informed, it may be neces- 
sary to point out, that there is a wide difference 
between drags, which are introduced into the 
stomach, and pass into the circulation, and the an- 
tiseptic preparation now described ; which is dilu- 
ted in about one thousand times its bulk of water, 
and after being injected into the colon, passes off, 
leaving nothing whatever behind, but its remedial 
effects. Many valuable antiseptics have been dis- 
covered of late years, one of the chief, being carbolic 
acid, and it may safely be asserted, that a large 
proportion of recent successful surgical operations 
owe their happy termination to this valuable ad- 
junct of the lance and scalpel. 

Although strenuously opposed to all kinds of 
drugs — considering them sworn foes to life and 
health— we unhesitatingly accord our approbation 
to manyof the products of the laboratory, such as 
disinfectants, anaesthetics, and antiseptics, each and 
all of which play important parts in sanitary and sur- 
gical proceedings. The harrowing dread of amputa- 
tion has been robbed of half its terrors since the 
discovery of anaesthetics, while the probabilities of 
blood-Doisoning, gangrene, and mortification super- 


vening in surgical cases, have been reduced to a 
minimum, since the introduction of carbolic acid, 
as an antiseptic dressing. 

With local applications we have no quarrels 
m«ost antiseptic preparations are highly beneficial — 
but against the introduction of poisonous drugs 
into the human system, we wage uncompromising 
warfare. "We denounce it as foolish, and barbar- 
ous. We offer instead, a method of treatment 
which has been proved beyond the shadow of a 
doubt, to be effectual ; a process which every in- 
telligent reader must concede to be based on com- 
mon-sense, and Hygienic principles, a system of 
medication which not only cures but preve?its disease. 

We unhesitatingly assert, that, if the colon is 
regularly flushed (using the J. B. L. antiseptic 
tonic), and the fumes of creosote occasionally in- 
haled, any bacilli, or bacteria that may have ob- 
tained a lodgment in the system will be speedily 
destroyed and expelled. 

It cannot be otherwise. Their presence in the 
system simultaneously with these two irresistible 
germ destroyers, is an utter impossibility. And 
once the germs of disease are destroyed, and their 
breeding places regularly cleansed by this simple 
process, Nature, the great physician, will quickly 
assert itself, and speedily effect a restoration to 



It may be'accepted as a truism, that success in- 
variably excites envy, therefore it is not remarkable 
that the almost miraculous results that have follow- 
ed the introduction of the "flushing- system" should 
have aroused the antagonism of a certain section 
of interested people, who plainly see a lucrative 
business threatened with serious loss, if not com- 
plete extinction. The history of the healing art 
(os has been shown} teems with instances of valu- 
able discoveries, fraught with vital importance to 
(\e human race, that have been denounced by 
practising physicians. Even if they did not openly 
condemn them, they "damned them with faint 
praise." It is well known that the utterances of a 
doctor, with a series of mysterious letters affixed 
to his name, carry great weight to the mind of the 
average layman. Actual verbal denunciation is 
not necessary. We are all more or less familiar 
with the incredulous smile, the contemptuous curl 
of the lip, and the doubtful shake of the head, each 
and all of which convey as much professional con- 
demnation as the most denunciatory language. 

The hardy individual who dares to propose an 
innovation in the method of treating disease, must 
be prepared to hear his theories ridiculed, his system 
denounced, possibly his motives impugned. Con- 


sequently, it is not surprising that the <; flushing 
system has some objections urged against it, most 
of which emanate from its natural enemies, the dis- 
ciples of the Drug System. 

The first objection we are confronted with, is, 
that "flushing is not natural " We willingly con- 
cede that point, and will add, that, neither is an 
obstructed and engorged colon natural. 

We are living (in a large measure) an artificial 
life. In his barbaric state, man obeyed the calls 
of nature, without regard to time or place, and it 
is safe to assert, that under those conditions, an 
obstructed colon was represented by the algebraic 
sign, X, i, e, an unknown quantity. But in defer- 
ence to the demands of civilized life, we disregard 
Nature's calls, and defer the response until a con- 
venient opportunity presents itself, and for this 
violation of natural law, a penalty is inflicted. 

An obstructed colon, therefore, being itself un- 
natural, man is obviously justified in using the 
brains that Nature has endowed him with, to cleanse 
it. An artificial limb is unnatural, but, would the 
same objection hold good, that, because a man has 
had the misfortune to suffer amputation, he must 
therefore, limp through life on crutches, rather than 
use the mechanical substitute that man's ingenuity 
has devised ? 

The system perfected. 

Common sense teaclies us, and experience has 
amply confirmed the teaching-, that flushing- is not 
only the easiest, but the most effectual means of 
accomplishing this purpose ; and it is unmistake- 
ably the most harmless, inasmuch as we use na- 
ture's most simple, and effective cleansing agency 
in the process— pure water. Sickness is in itself, un- 
natural and until the system can be restored to its 
natural condition, common sense plainly shows us 
that we must co-operate with Nature, and assist in 
removing these impurities from the system, a task, 
which our disregard of her warnings, has prevented 
her from accomplishing. Cathartics simply excite 
the excretory processes, and stimulate nature to a 
violent effort to expel them, the unnatural exertion 
being- followed by a feeling of languor, for all purga- 
tive action is debilitating. Flushing, on the con- 
trary, acts directly on the accumulated matter in the 
colon (which cathartics never do), and, instead of 
causing an unnatural excitation of any of the natural 
processes, it induces a calm, restful feeling, and a 
sense of profound relief. 

But iC flushing is debilitating," say the followers 
of Esculapius. 

Here again we join issue. That remark emana- 
ting from them, is simply a prejudiced personal 
statement, The objection can only be theoretical 



with theni, as tlieir methods of practice afford them 
110 opportunity of demonstrating the truth of their 
assertion. We, on the contrary, are in a position 
to prove a decided negative. 

"We have the evidence of thousands of people to 
the contrary — people who have tested the treat- 
ment, and, setting aside the weight of testimony, 
even the most prejudiced mind must admit, that 
actual, perso7ial experience is more to be relied on, 
than unsupported theory. 

The case of Dr. Hall is, in itself, a direct and 
complete refutation of the objection, even if it were 
not corroborated by countless others. 

Dr. Forrest says, his patients who have used the 
treatment for months, and even years have steadily 
gained in strength and flesh, all the time. 

It is a treatment that the most delicate people 
can use without the slightest fear. 

Of course, in the case of a very delicate person it 
would be prudent to commence with a small 
amount at first ''say, a pint), and gradually increase 
the quantity. 

"It causes the intestines to become weakened, 
and dependent upon this unnatural method," is 
another objection of the Drug practioner; but in 
making this statement they wilfully ignore the fact, 
that fifty per cent- of tlieir patients are slaves to tJl£ 


"purgative habit," the system refusing- to fulfil its 
functions without this unnatural excitation. 

On this subject Dr. Forrest says: "Flushing 
the colon does not cause a weakening of the intes- 
tines. When this procedure is no longer neces- 
sary, owing to restored health, the intestines have 
also been restored and improved in tone and will 
carry on their functions unaided." '■ 

Dr. Stevens, who has used the treatment upon 
himself and patients for over twenty years, says 
that it in nowise interferes in his case with the 
normal movement of the bowels. To test it in this 
respect he has frequently discontinued its use for a 
week, with the result of a regular movement, as 
soon as enough faecal matter had accumulated to 
demand it. 

He recommends flushing every two or three days 
as a preventive of disease. For over twenty years 
he has practiced flushing upon himself as a precau- 
tion, and, although now between seventy and eighty 
years old, since beginning its use he has never 
known a day of sickness. 

Dr. Hall says that in his forty years' use of the 
system upon himself, he never tried to see whether 
the bowels would act without flushing or not. 
"Moreover," he says, " we now aver that we would 
not if we could, not for any amount of money that 


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could be paid us, come back to the old natural, 
involuntary, dribbling, snap judgment process of 
evacuation in lieu of our stated flushings and gen- 
eral cleansings of the colon." 

Whether the practice of the treatment is to be 
persisted in, will of course, depend upon the na- 
ture and habits of the patient. If the pernicious 
habits that caused the trouble, are not abandoned 
a constant resort to the treatment will be necessary. 
If the patient is, naturally, of a costive habit, and 
las thoroughly weakened his intestines by a reck- 
less, and indiscriminate use of cathartics, it will 
require a long persistence in reformed habits, be- 
fore the weakened bowels will have gained sufficient 
Gtrength to fulfil their functions normally. 

It is advisable for elderly people to use it con- 
tinuously throughout life, for in any case, it is a 
simple, harmless process, and after a little ex- 
perience, no more will bethought of "flushing the 
colon," than taking a meal. 

After flushing, it is quite possible that there will 
be no natural movement the next day, perhaps not 
for two days. This must not be taken as evidence 
of constipation— it simply proves that there is 
nothing to discharge. It will be from twenty-four 
to thirty six hours before more fooces will reach 
the point of discharge, 

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We would strictly impress on the minds of thoso 
who propose to give this treatment a trial, that, 
like every other undertaking- in life, thoroughness 
and persistence are absolutely indispensable to 
success. No great end was ever yet achieved, ex- 
cept by hard work, conscientiousness, and perse- 
verence, and these three factors, are in the highest 
degree necessary to restore health to a S3'stem from 
which it has long been estranged. 

If a chronic, deep seated disease can be cured in 
a year, by a home process, so simple, that a child 
can understand it, and practice it, the individual so 
benefitted should consider himself or herself, most 
fortunate ; and few will deny that the end in view — 
restoration to health — is a full and ample recom- 
pense for the thorough and persistent effort neces- 
sary to attain it. If it were a question of large 
pecuniary profit to the patient, it is scarcely neces- 
sary to say that every nerve would be strained to 
its utmost tension, to bring the coveted prize within 
his grasp; yet here, the reward is of infinitely 
greater value, a prize, compared with which, riches 
are as dross, in comparison with gold. It is Health, 
without which, the acquisition of Wealth is well- 
nigh impossible, and its possession as profitless to 
the possessor as Dead Sea fruit. 

TVe write thus strongly on this point, because 



there is a large class of people, who dabble in every 
new system of treatment projected, and toy with 
every medicinal device that is placed upon the mar- 
ket. They are the class from whom the patent 
medicine vendor draws his enormous annual profits. 
Like a bee in a garden of roses, they flit from one 
remedy to another, but, unlike that energetic, and 
acquisitive insect they do not gather the golden re- 
ward they are in search of— health— it is the pur- 
veyor of the nostrum, that secures whatever there 
is of gold. 

They seem to be utterly incapable of continuity 
of effort, and, unless they can discern a marked 
improvement within a week after commencing a 
fresh method of treatment, get discouraged, and 
abandon it. To this class of people we say, in the 
most emphatic manner, that if they propose to give 
this great remedial process a trial, and expect to 
derive benefit from it, that the cure rests entirely 
in their own hands. 

They must persevere. They must be thorough. 
They must not expect miraculous results in a few 
days. Their diseased condition is the growth of 
months, perhaps years, and it is the height of un- 
reasonable folly, to expect to be cured in a few 
weeks. A merchant, whose business has been 
crippled, and who starts in to re-build it, will con- 



sider himself an extremely fortunate man, if by 
watchful, and untiring endeavor he can restore it 
to a sound, and healthy condition in a few years. 
Growth is necessarily slow— and this is especially 
the case with the human system, Nature will not be 
hurried. But of one thing they may rest assured, 
and that is, that if they conscientiously, and per- 
sistently practise this simple Hygienic treatment, 
they will find Nature a responsive, and willing 

People of the stamp mentioned, have tried the 
" flushing process " in the desultory, half hearted 
manner peculiar to their class, and have complained 
that they have received no benefit from it. Upon 
enquiring into their method of conducting the op- 
eration, the fact would be elicited, that they had 
used a cupful of water— perhaps two, that it hurt, 
that they were afraid to take more, that they 
couldn't hold it, etc., and were ready to denounce 
the system as fallacious, after this childish exhibi- 
tion of lack of purpose. " God fights on the side of 
the strongest battalions " is a military aphorism, 
and Nature ranges herself on the side of the indi- 
vidual who co-operates with her most faithfully, 
who, in the struggle for the regaining of health, 
brings the greatest amount of determination and 
perseverance to the encounter. 


What these irresolute dabblers in " medical fads" 
require most of all, is to be inoculated with good, 
sound common sense, but until some method is 
discovered for the accomplishment of that psycho- 
logical feat, they will continue to run hither and 
thither, after every new remedy, dallying with all, 
and deriving benefit from none. 

Here is the testimony of an intelligent man who 
realizes that the cure of a chronic disease must, 
necessarily be a gradual process. 

"I was a great sufferer from kidney disease of 
long standing The doctors and the various reme- 
dies recommended for this complaint afforded me 
no relief. I have now used the New Hygienic 
treatment for nearly six months. It is working 
wonders. While I am not yet entirely cured, I am 
a great deal better than I was, and am sure, with 
the rate of progress made, in six months more I 
shall be entirely cured." 

Perseverance in the treatment, will achieve re- 
sults that seem little short of miraculous to those 
accustomed to the "hit, or miss" methods of the 
Drug practitioners. And, best of all, the benefit 
attained will be permanent, for the system being 
thoroughly cleansed, and kept so, nothing but fresh, 
firm, healthy tissue is formed, so that after a years' 
conscientious treatment, the person practising it 



will be, practically, a new being. 

It must not be imagined however^ that, because 
"flushing the colon" is such a wonderful curative, 
and preventive agent in the treatment of disease, 
that nothing more is necessary— that all other 
Hygienic measures can be ignored. 

As before stated, Nature's three great curative 
agents are, Pure Water, Sunlight and Fresh Air. 
The chief of these undoubtedly, is Water, and the 
methods of applying it both for the restoration and 
preservation of health, are manifold. For internal 
use, in conjuction with "flushing" the "stomach 
bath " is a powerful auxiliary. (See end of work). 
By its means the stomach is cleansed of mucous ac- 
cumulations, and particles of undigested food, thus 
enabling it to perform its functions satisfactorily. 
If, as is often the case (more especially with dys- 
peptics) undigested food remains in the stomach, 
it ferments, causing what is known as sour stom- 
ach, and is productive of many evils. If we keep 
the ferment out of the stomach by occasionally 
washing it, and prevent the generation of foul 
gases in the colon, by regularly flushing it, the bile 
will effectually prevent any fermentation in the 
intestines; and with the body in this cleanly con- 
dition, sickness is well nigh impossible. But there 
are external applications of water, which are equally 


important for the preservation of health, and first, 
and foremost, is the bath. 

"Without cleanliness, perfect health is impossible. 
By the aid of a four diameter magnifying glass, 
applied to the skin of the palm of the hand, the 
curiously inclined will observe that it is divided 
into fine ridges, which are punctured, regularly ? 
with minute holes. These are the mouths of the 
sweat glands, and generally known as the pores of 
the skin. Their function is to bring moisture to 
the surface of the skin, which is secreted from the 
blood, and chemical analysis reveals the fact, that 
this moisture is always more or less loaded with 
wom-out and refuse matter from the body. It is 
estimated that there are 3.800 of these glands to 
each square inch of skin, and that their total length, 
in an ordinary person if placed end to end would 
be ten miles. Besides these, there are the oil glands, 
which oil the skin, and keep it soft and flexible. The 
human system is the theatre of constant change. 
Worn-out tissue is constantly being removed, and 
new material deposited by the blood. Now the 
pores of the skin being one of the principal ways 
by which this refuse matter is removed, the vital 
necessity of keeping the skin perfectly clean, be- 
comes apparent at once. This refuse matter, if 
retained in the system acts as a poison, and fur- 



nishes food for disease germs to feed upon. 

It has been demonstrated by experiment upon 
dogs, from which the hair had been shorn, that a 
coat of varnish applied to the body (thus effectually 
closing the pores) will cause death in a very short 
while. No better object lesson could be given of 
the paramount importance of keeping the skin tho- 
roughly clean, if you wish to enjoy good health. 

Unfortunately these pores cannot be flushed in 
the same manner as the alimentary canal, but soap 
and water, and vigorous friction with a coarse towel 
will keep them open and active. A bath, to be 
thoroughly beneficial should be taken at one of the 
three following portions of the day, immediately 
upon rising, about ten o'clock, or just before going 
to bed. The early morning bath is, however, im- 
measurably the best, and if cold, will be found a 
wonderful aid in promoting health and vigor. 

The bath being such a necessity, especially in 
the preservation of health, and the constant prac- 
tice of it, strongly urged, we append the following 
useful suggestions, for guidance. 

A full meal should not be taken in less than half 
an hour after bathing. Nor should a bath be taken 
in less than an hour and a half after eating a full 

You can bathe with impunity, in cold water, 



when the body is prespiring freely, as long as the 
breathing is not disturbed, nor the body exhausted 
by over exertion. 

Never bathe in cool or cold water when the body 
is cold. First restore warmth by exercise. 

The very young-, the very old, and the very weak 
should always bathe in tepid water, from 72" to 
85° only. To all others the cold bath is strongly 
recommended as a great benefit. 

Always wet the head before taking a plunge bath, 
and the chest also, if the lungs are weak. 

In cases of sickness, where it becomes necessary 
to assist Nature in ridding the system of impurities 
through the medium of the sweat glands, the "wet 
sheet pack " will be found invaluable. It is usual- 
ly regarded by those imperfectly acquainted with 
its action, as, simply the chief factor in a sweating 
process, but it is more than that. Not only does it 
open up the pores, and soften the scales of the 
skin, but it draws " the morbid matter from the 
interior of the body, through the surface to the 
pores. It is of immense value in all cases of fever, 
especially bilious fever. 

It should be borne in mind, that "flushing the 
colon " should always precede the use of the 

Oi this wonderful remedial agent, Dr. Trail says' 



" If any one doubts the purifying efficacy of this 
process he can have a ' demonstration strong' by 
the following experiment : Take any man in ap- 
parently fair health, who is not accustomed to daily 
bathing, who lives at a first-class hotel, takes a 
bottle of wine at dinner, a glass of brandy and 
water occasionally, and smokes from three to six 
cigars per day. Put him in a pack and let him 
soak one or two hours. On taking him out the 
intolerable stench will convince all persons present 
that his blood and secretions were exceedingly be- 
fouled and that a process of depuration is going on 

Full directions for the use of the pack will be 
found at the end of this work. 

It will be necessary to take into consideration 
the vitality of the patient, and regulate the temper- 
ature of the sheet accordingly. The best time to 
use it, is about ten in the morning, or nine in the 

The Turkish Bath (see last page) is another im- 
portant factor in treating disease, also the hot foot 
bath, for all disturbances of the circulation, cramps, 
spasms, and affections of the head and throat. Hot 
fomentations, which draw the blood to the seat of 
pain, thereby raising the local temperature, and 
affording relief; and wet bandages for warming, 


and cooling- purposes, will likewise be found valu- 
able aids; but with the intelligent use of the 
stomach bath, and strict attention to the regular 
' ; flushing of the colon," the individual will enjoy 
complete immunity from most of the ills to which 
humanity is supposed to be heir. 

The next in importance of the three great cura- 
tive agents, is Fresh Air. Perhaps we ought to 
class it as the most important, for although people 
have been known to live for days without water, 
yet without air, their hours would be quickly num- 
bered. Air is a vital necessity to the human 
organism, and the fresher the better— it cannot be 
too fresh, The oxygen gas in the air, is the vital- 
izing element. The blood corpuscles when they en- 
ter the lungs, through the capillaries are charged 
with carbonic acid gas (which is a deadly poison), 
but when brought into contact with the oxygen, for 
which they have a wonderful affinity, they immedi- 
ately absorb it, after ejecting the carbonic acid 
gas The oxygen is at once carried to the heart, 
and by that marvelous pumping machine sent 
bounding through the arteries, to contribute to the 
animal heat of the body. 

When it is taken into account, that the lungs of 
an averaged sized man contain upwards of six 
hundred millions of minute air cells, the surface 


area of which, represents many thousands of square 
feet, the clanger of exposing- such a vast area of 
delicate tissue to the action of vitiated air can be 
readily estimated. No matter how nutritious the 
food may be that is taken into the stomach— no 
matter how perfect the processes of digestion, and 
assimilation are, the blood cannot be vitalized 
without fresh air. 

It is estimated that the blood is pumped through 
the lungs at the rate of eight hundred quarts per 
hour, and that during that period it rids itself of 
about thirty quarts of carbonic acid gas, and ab- 
sorbs about the same amount of oxygen. Think 
for a moment, of the madness of obstructing this 
interchange of elements which is perpetually going 
on, and on which life depends ! 

It is more especially during the hours of sleep 
that fresh, pure air is needed, for that is when Na- 
ture is busiest, repairing, and building up ; and 
calls for larger supplies of oxygen to keep up the 
internal fires, but her efforts at repairing waste are 
rendered futile, if you diminish the supply of the 
vitalizing element, and compel her to use over again, 
the refuse material she has already cast off. 

Better let in cold air, and put on more bedclothes, 
as long as you do not sleep in a draught. 

Oxygen keeps up the animal heat of the body, 


and you can really keep warmer in a room with 
plenty of fresh air, than in a close room, where the 
air is vitiated . 

But in the sick room, fresh air is of paramount 
importance, not only for the patient, but for the 
attendants, who are, otherwise, compelled to inhale 
the poisonous exhalations from the diseased body. 

Let no consideration blind you, either in sickness 
or in health, to the imperative necessity of plenty 
of fresh air. 

The third and last great curative agent of Nature, 
is Sunlight, It is astonishing how few people there 
are who properly estimate the hygienic value of 
the sun's rays. A valuable lesson on this point 
may be learned by observing the lower animals, 
none of which ever neglect an opportunity to bask 
in the sun. And the nearer man approaches to his 
primitive condition, the more he is inclined to fol- 
low the example of the animals. It is a natural 
instinct, which civilization has partially destroyed 
in the human race. 

The effect of sunshine is not merely thermal, to 
warm and raise the heat of the body ; its rays have 
chemical and electric functions. As a clever phy- 
sician lately explained, it is more than possible 
that sunshine produces vibrations and changes of 
particles in the deeper tissues of the body, as 


effective as those of electricity. Many know by 
experience that the relief it affords to wearing pain, 
neuralgic and inflammatory, is more effective and 
lasting- than that of any application whatever. 

Those who have face-ache should prove it for 
themselves, sitting- in a sunny window where the 
warmth falls full on the cheek. 

For nervous debility, and insomnia, the treat- 
ment of all others is rest in sunshine. Draw the 
bed to the window and let the patient lie in the sun 
for hours. There is no tonic like it— provided the 
good effects are not neutralized by ill-feeding. To 
restore a withered arm, a palsied or rheumatic limb, 
or to bring a case of nervous prostration up speed- 
ily, a most efficient part of the treatment would be 
to expose the limb, or the person as many hours to 
direct sunlight as the day would afford. With 
weak lungs, let the sun fall on the chest for hours. 
If internal tumor or ulceration is suspected, let the 
sun burn through the bare skin directly on the 
point of disease for hours daily. There will be no 
doubt left in the mind that there is a curative 
power in the chemical rays of the sun. 

For the chilliness which causes blue hands, and 
bad color, resort to the sun ; let it almost blister 
the skin, and the circulation will answer the attrac- 



It is a finer stimulus than wine, electricity, 01 
massage, and we are on the verge of great thera- 
peutic discoveries concerning it. 

Some years ago a London surgeon by using the 
sun's rays, (presumably, with a lens) removed a 
wine mark from a lady's face, and destroyed a 
malignant growth in the same way. 

Says Dr. Thayer, of San Francisco : 

"During a practice of more than a quarter of a 
century I have found no caustic or cautery to com- 
pare with solar heat in its beneficial results. Unlike 
other caustics it can be applied with safety on the 
most delicate tissues and the system receives this 
treatment kindly. The irritation and inflammation 
following are surprisingly slight and of short dura- 
tion, the pain subsiding immediately on removal 
of the lens. There is a curative power in the 
chemical rays of the sun yet unexplained." 

"Women especially need to make systematic trial 
of the sun's healing, and rejuvenating rays. The 
woman who wants a cheek like a rose should pull 
her sofa pillows into the window, and let the sun 
blaze first on one cheek, and then on the other, and 
she will gain a color warranted not to wash off. 

Thus it will be seen that the curative properties 
of sunlight, are in no wise over-estimated, but, in 
cases of sickness, its beneficial action is purely 



supplementary. The system must first be tho- 
roughly cleansed, by "flushing the colon," then, 
the groundwork of improvement being laid, Fresh 
Air, and Sunlight will prove themselves worthy 
and efficient colleagues in the task of restoring 

Singly, each is of intrinsic value, but inadequate 
to cope with disease single handed (although they 
may mitigate it), but combined, they form a Trinity 
so powerful that disease can never successfully 
oppose them. 

There is no question but that our method of 
treatment, if persisted in, will not only cure every 
disease where a surgical operation is not necessary, 
but will prevent a recurrence of sickness. Still, it 
must not be imagined that the bad habits that 
occasion most of the ills from which humanity suf- 
fers, can be persisted in, and health still preserved. 
Unfortunately, harm can be accomplished much 
more readily than it can be remedied, and the deli- 
cate mechanism of the body has quite enough to do 
to meet the ordinary requirements of existence, 
without having its functions obstructed, and its 
working capacity overtaxed by man's thoughtless 
folly— sometimes criminal negligence. 

There is one pernicious habit, to which, unfor- 
tunately, a large proportion of the American people 


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are addicted — the liquor habit. 

"Without going- so far, as to say that a man is 
lost to all sense of deeency, because he takes an 
occasional drink, we will say, that it is in no wise 
necessary to the system — that the habit, indulged 
in to excess, is the most fatal that can be contract- 
ed, and that inasmuch as the majority of people 
have not sufficient will-power to curb their appe- 
tites, the wisest plan is to avoid the use of alco- 
holic beverages altogether. 

The man who is addicted to the excessive use of 
alcoholic stimulants, is over-taxing the vital organs 
of his body in the most outrageous manner, and 
although Nature incessantly enters protest against 
being overworked, he either ignorantly fails to 
recognize the warnings, or wantonly disregards 
them. Let us for a few moments consider the work 
which the heart is called upon to do, and the 
amount of extra labor imposed upon it by the un- 
wise use of alcohol. The average life of man is 
thirty-eight years, and, in a healthy man the num- 
ber of heart-beats per minute is seventy, or during 
an average life, 76.536.740.000. Now the use of 
alcohol in anything like an excessive quantity in- 
creases the action of the heart, ten beats per 
minute, making 600 extra beats per hour, 14.400 
per day, 482.000 per month, 9.784000 per year, 


195.568.000 in twenty years, and 372.793.000 in a life- 
time of thirty-eight years. Or, supposing- a man 
should live fifty years, the number of pulsations of 
the heart during that period, at the normal rate, 
would be 917 239.680. Now if ten extra beats be 
added to this, for, say the last twenty-five years, 
we find that the heart is called upon to make 91. 
840.000 extra beats. Think of that enormous 
amount of additional work imposed upon a deli- 
cate, complex piece of mechanism, like the human 
heart ! 

But that is not the worst of it. The heart should 
rest and sleep when we do. During sleep, the 
character of the beats is different from what it is 
during our waking hours - the beats are made 
singly, and deliberately, with a pause between, for 
the heart is taking its necessary rest, to fit it for its 
functions on the morrow ; but, if we take alcohol 
into the system before retiring, then the heart 
works harder during sleep, than a healthy man's 
when he is awake. 

Is it any wonder that we hear of so many cases 
of heart failure ? Is it strange that the average 
duration of human life is steadily, and surely grow- 
ing shorter. Three score and ten was the average 
number of years for man to sojourn here, it is now 
thirty-eight, and will inevitably become still less if 



man persists in wilfully violating the laws that 
govern his being. 

Another habit equally pernicious in its effects 
upon the system, is gluttony. Instead of "eating 
to live," a large proportion of people simply " live 
to eat." But sooner or later Nature exacts the 
penalty for violation of one of her cardinal laws, 
which is "temperance," An outraged stomach 
will not always remain quiescent, and when the re- 
action comes, the offender realizes that " they who 
sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind." 

But people may, and do, continually do violence 
to that long suffering organ, the stomach, without 
being gluttons— we refer to the habit, so univer- 
sally practised in this country, of bolting the food 
without properly masticating it. So long as this 
iniquitous practice is persisted in, and the equally 
hurtful one of swallowing large quantities of liquids 
with the meals, and so long as sufficient time is not 
given the food to digest — just so long will you suf- 
fer from a disordered stomach. Speaking generally. 
America is a nation of dyspeptics, because they are 
perpetually in a hurry- The acquisition of wealth, 
in moderation, is a commendable pursuit, but it is 
the height of folly to sacrifice the priceless jewel of 
health to acquire it But it is a fact, nevertheless, 
that the average American considers eating, an 


unprofitable interference with business, without 
stopping to weigh the advantages of sound health, 
against the almighty dollar. 

This habit must bo abandoned by those who are 
addicted to it, before they can expect to regain 
health, or preserve it. Strange, is it not, that a race, 
proverbial for having an eye to the main chance, 
should fail to recognize the financial wisdom of 
husbanding their health, a factor so important in 
successful business enterprises! They might, with 
advantage, copy the example of John Bull in the 
matter of eating. 

The average Englishman regards his meals as a 
solemn responsibility, and tarries long at the table. 
The consequence is, that with them, dyspepsia is 
the exception, and not, as with Americans, the rule. 

And while on the subject of eating we would urge, 
most strongly, the advisability of studying what 
should be eaten. How to eat, and What to eat, are 
important questions for every individual to consid- 
er, but the number of ill-nourished, and over-nour- 
ished forms constantly met with, furnishes abun- 
dant'proof of how little such questions are regarded 
by the bulk of humanity. The proportion of bread, 
meat, and water should be consumed in about the 
following proportions, to nourish the body \>rop 



Bread 18 i ounces. 

Meat 16 " 

Fat, butter, etc 3^ " 

Water 56 " 

This represents the daily portion, with the addi- 
tion of fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits. 

For assistance in selecting foods that will not 
overtax the stomach, consult the following table, 
which shows the amount of time necessary for dif- 
ferent articles of food, to digest. It is mainly de- 
signed as a guide for those having weak digestive 
powers; those having sound, healthy stomachs, 
may also read it with profit : 


Apples, raw 2 

Barley boiled 2 

Beef, roasted 3 

Beefsteak, broiled 3 

Beef, boiled 4 

Beets, boiled - 3:45 

Brains, animal, boiled 1:45 

Bread, corn, baked 8;15 

wheat " 3:30 

Butter, melted •• 3:30 

Cabbage, raw 2:30 

" with vinegar 2 

boiled 4:30 

Cake, corn, baked «• 3 

" sponge, baked • ■ ■ - - • > 2:30 

Catfish, fried 3:30 

Cheese old strong .................... 3.30 




Chicken, fricasseed 

Corn and beans, boiled. 0 HO 

Custard baked 2 45 

Duck, roasted 4 

Dumplings, apple, boiled. 3 

Eggs, hard boiled 3 30 

" soft boiled 3 

" tried 3 30 

roasted 2 15. 

raw ■ 

Fowls, boiled • • 4 

roasted £ 

Goose, roasted « ot> 

Lamb, boiled 2 30 

Milk, boiled 2 

raw 2.15 

Mutton, roasted 3,15 

broiled 3 

' boiled 3 

Oysters, raw 2 55 

roasted • • • 3 15 

' stewed 3 30 

Pig. roasted , , 2.30 

Pigs' feet, soused • • 1 

Pork, roasted 5.15 

salted and fried 4 15 

Potatoes, Irish, boiled 3 30 

" roasted 2 30 

Rice, boiled 1 

Salmon, salted / 4 

Soup, baney, boiled 1 30 

bean..., 3 30 

" chicken 3 

mutton 3 30 

" oyster 3 30 

Tapioca, boiled 2 

Tripe, soused 1 


Trout, salmon, boiled 1:30 

fried 1:3C 

Turkey, roast 2.30 

boiled 2 20 

Turnips, boiled 3 30 

Veal, broiled 4 

" fried 4 30 

Vegetables and meat hashed 2 30 

Venison Steak 1:35 

Phosphorus, and phosphates, important elements 
in the production of brain force, are obtained — the 
first from blood, bone and flesh, (particularly, the 
flesh of fishes), the second — from grain and vege- 

All hot condiments promote indigestion. Alcohol 
certainly serves as fuel, but is valueless to form 
tissue. Tea and coffee neither form tissue, nor 
serve as fuel. The digestibility of meat is very 
little, if any, improved by cooking, unless the meat 
is tough. Broiling or boiling is the best way to 
cook it. Bread made from superfine flour should 
be eaten sparingly, Graham bread is by far the 

Eat slowly, masticating the food thoroughly, 
thereby allowing the saliva to mix properly with 
the food. 

The process of digestion commences in the mouth, 
as the saliva act3 chemically on the food, convert- 
ing the starchy matter into glucose. Drinking at 


meals may help the food to pass easily down the 
gullet, but retards digestion when it reaches the 


Regularity in eating assists digestion. Three 
moderate meals a day are preferable to two heav- 
ier ones. The first, should be eaten soon after 
rising in the morning, the second, not less than 
four hours afterwards, the third, not less than 
five hours later. This gives the stomach time to 
rid itself of one meal, before the next is introduced ; 
otherwise, the undigested food remaining in the 
stomach prevents that organ from acting properly 
on the fresh food. 

Never eat between meals 

To assist digestion, one hour's complete rest, and 
idleness should be indulged in after each meal. 

To sum up, eat wholesome, nutritious food three 
times a day — thoroughly masticate it. and— be 


For the benefit and guidance of those who are 
desirous of recovering their own lost health, or that 
of their families, by the aid of the J. B. L. Cascade, 
we shall now proceed to give a concise, yet intelli- 
gent and simple form of treatment for a number of 
the more common forms of disease, including those 
to which children are especially liable. 



They are not crude, theoretical formulas, but 
sound hygienic methods, which have proved effec- 
tual in thousands of cases, and, to the sanative value 
of which, no intelligent drug practitioner even could 
take exception, although he would doubtless at- 
tempt to supplement their use with useless nause- 
ous drugs. 


Of all diseases, consumption is the most wide- 
spread, and destructive to human life. Over 3.000. 
000 people die annually from this disease. It is 
not only an acquired disease, but surely prevent- 
able, and in its early stages, curable, In the ma- 
jority of cases it commences just beneath the collar 
bone, because here is the part of the lung that is 
least used, the reserve portion, not much used in 
ordinary breathing. In most of the avocations of 
life the shoulders are drawn forward, thus cramp- 
ing the lungs, and weakening them, then the con- 
sumption bacillus finds lodgment. A person with 
healthy lungs might inhale millions of tubercle 
bacilli daily, with impunity, hence the inference is 
plain — to prevent consumption, distend the lungs 
lully, by deep breathing, hundreds of times daily. 


The first thing necessary to improve the nutrition 
of the body, is to stimulate the digestion, and 



absorbent functions of the stomach and intestines. 
Therefore, dispense with all so-called cough medi- 
cines. The drugs used to stop a cough are invari- 
ably sedatives. Now no sedative or nauseant is 
known, that does not lock up the natural secretions^ 
and thus lessen the digestive powers. Flushing 
the colon is the first step to improve nutrition. 
This unlocks the secretions, and prepares the 
stomach for food. 

Next, flush the stomach. Then, give the stomach 
food that the organs can digest, and assimilate. 
First on the list is cod- liver oil, which is not a med- 
icine, but a food, pure and simple. Next, comes 
sweet cream, then concentrated raw meat foods, 
such as Bovinine, or Murdock's Food. They are 
stimulating, easily digested, quickly absorbed, and 
highly nourishing. Ten drops of beechwood creo- 
sote morning and night, on a fifty cent respirator, 
is all the drug treatment necessary, or useful. An 
external bath for those able to walk about, and a 
" sponge off" for those confined to bed, must not 
be neglected. The skin exudes more matter, and 
is more likely to become clogged, in disease than 
in health. Take a sun bath daily, and all tlie fresh 
air possible. Practice deep breathing assiduously. 
Improved nutrition is your salvation, and that 
must come through exercise, diet, and fresh air. 


Pay especial attention to the flushing of the colon, 
using our antiseptic preparation— the greatest 
germ-destroyer known, which will cleanse and purif j 
the system, and quickly restore it to a healthy con- 
dition, in which it can successfully combat disease. 
Remember, the cure rests in your own hands — de- 
pends upon your own courage, and perseverence. 


This is a disease resulting from cold. It is the 
exception rather than the rule, to meet with indi 
viduals in our Northern climate, who are not afflic- 
ted with it in some form or other. It is easier to 
prevent than cure. Strong, well developed lungs, 
a clean colon and skin, and catarrh, are seldom 
found together in the same body. Perfect lung 
development, and a clean colon, will alone effect a 
permanent cure. Keep the feet warm and dry, 
never go into a hot room and sit or lie, but sleep 
in a cool, dry atmosphere. The disease takes two dif- 
ferent forms, nasal and throat. Nasal catarrh is 
first caused by inflammation of the membrane of 
the nasal cavities, and air passages, which is follow- 
ed by ulceration, when nature ; in order to protect 
this delicate tissue, and preserve the olfactory 
nerves, throws a tough membrane over the ulcera- 
ted condition. At this stage it is designated chronic 

i46 the system perfected. 


Flush the colon regularly every day, with water 
as hot as can be borne, and guard scrupulously 
against taking cold. The membrane must next be 
removed, and for this purpose we most unhesita- 
tingly recommend the J. B. L. Catarrh Kemedy. 

Half a lifetime of careful research has been de- 
voted to perfecting this admirable preparation,, 
which to-day, stands first as an effective agent in 
removing this membraneous obstruction. It is 
composed of several kinds of oils, and gently, but 
effectually removes the membrane that nature has 
built over the inflamed parts, while its emollient 
character soothes, and allays the inflammation. 
These oils are not absorbed into the system, but 
act only locally. 

The method of application is as follows : A small 
quantity is placed in a glass douche (especially 
manufactured for the purpose), and inhaled, allow- 
ing the fluid to pass up the nostrils, and into the 
throat, using the nostrils alternately. 

There is no case of catarrh so obstinate, but will 
readily yield to this treatment. But as a preven- 
tive of all this, keep the colon clean, and pay 
attention to lung development. 


This disease arises from impure blood. A peculiar 


poison is generated, which declares itself in the 
form of a red, puffy swelling, closely resembling a 
blister, and very mucli like it, to the touch. If the 
finger is pressed upon the inflamed part, it will 
leave a white spot there for an instant. It most 
usually attacks the face and head. In the majority 
of cases it arises from an obstructed colon, a fer- 
mentation being generated there from the long 
retained faecal matter, consequently, a positive and 
sure cure is, to thoroughly cleanse that organ. As a 
local application take loppered sour milk and apply 
it to the inflamed parts, or if not this, the next best 
thing is hop yeast mixed with charcoal to the thick- 
ness desired. The lactic acid in sour milk, is a 
direct antidote to the poison of erysipelas. 


This disease does not come by chance. Infection 
or contagion can never be held responsible for it. 
It is the penalty which Nature inflicts upon you for 
violating physiological laws. Do not be deluded 
by extravagantly worded advertisements into the 
belief that any nostrum has been, or ever will be 
invented, that can possibly effect an immediate cure. 
You must entirely abandon the habits that induced 
it. You must masticate your food thoroughly — ■ 
allowing the saliva to mix witn it, not bolt it, and 
then wash it down with copious draughts of tea, 



coffee, or water. This superabundance of fluid only 
serves to distend the stomach, and impede diges- 
tion. A change of diet is necessary, but not so 
essential as a change in the habit of eating. Dys- 
pepsia is more or less, catarrh of the stomach. Its 
lining becomes coated with a slimy mucus, that 
arrests the action of the glands, coats the food, and 
prevents the gastric juice from acting upon it. 


First, flush the stomach (see last page). This 
should be done every morning, not lest than half an 
hour before breakfast. Next, flush the colon, which 
is of even more importance than the other, for 
when this organ is thoroughly cleansed, it is quickly 
filled again by the debris from above, which relieves 
the stomach of its burden. Fermentation in the 
stomach and intestines, is the great danger to guard 
against, so starchy foods must be avoided Good, 
lean meat, broiled, boiled, or baked, with toasted 
bread, do not ferment easily, and contain all nec- 
essary nutriment for the body. Live on this diet 
for a week or two. Masticate tho food thoroughly, 
f nd drink nothing at meals, or, if anything, a glass 
of hot milk and water. If faint between meals, 
take a glass of hot milk with a raw egg beaten in it. 
Food must be oxygenised before it can be convert- 
ed into nutrition, hence, exercise for lung develop • 



ment is highly beneficial. This method of treat- 
ment, if faithfully persisted in, will cure the worst 
case of dyspepsia, with all its train of attendant 


Both chronic and acute rheumatism, are diseases 
of the blood, due to an excess of acid. The pres- 
ence of this acid is due to excessive, and imperfect 
action of the liver. Imperfect nutrition, and defi- 
cient excretion, are the primary causes, and the 
result is, that the blood becomes loaded with pois- 
onous matter. The trouble manifests itself in the 
joints, toes, ankles, knees, or hands, but the seat 
of the disease is elsewhere. 


The first thing to be done, is to stop the formation 
of acid, and its absorption into the blood, by regu- 
lating the liver. The best way to accomplish this, 
is by daily flushings of the colon, first with hot 
water, then with cool water, to which add a table- 
spoonful of salt. Use this twice a day, for a week, 
then once a day, for a month. Take a Turkish 
bath daily, for a time, to restore the functions of 
the skin. Rub the disabled joints with hot oily 
applications, followed by massage, and pressure 
movements. The diet should consist largely of 
beef, mutton, and whole- wheat bread ; or toast, eggs, 


milk, and fruit. Avoid pastry, and starchy food, 
sucli as potatoes. A cup of hot water, not less than 
half an hour before breakfast, should not be omit- 

This treatment will speedily cure the worst cases. 


The chief seat of this terribly prevalent disease, 
is in the stomach and intestines, particularly the 
colon. It is a germ, bacteria disease, and origin- 
ates in filth. The germs may be taken into the 
system by drinking impure water, inhaling the gases 
from defective drains, or by eating food which has 
absorbed such gases. Once in the system, the 
bacteria must have decayed matter to feed upon, 
therefore it is impossible for a person who is clean 
both inside and out, to take typhoid fever, there 
being no facilities for the germs to breed and multi- 
ply. A peculiar secretion from the colon, mixed 
with the fa3cal matter of long- standing, induces a 
fermentation that generates a putrid smelling gas. 
This fermenting gas is the home of the bacillus, and 
from it, millions of germs are multiplied, and pass 
into the circulation. In this fermentation a peculiar 
worm is bred, which is the cause of ulceration in 
the bowels of typhoid patients. 


■ To give physic in a typhoid fever case, is a grave 


mistake. Instead of assisting- Nature, it more 
probably hastens the death of the patient. Know- 
ing the cause of the disease, common sense tells us 
that the first thing to do, is to check the multipli- 
cation of the germs, by removing the putrid matter 
in which they breed. When the symptoms first 
appear, give the patient a warm water emetic. 
Drink until the stomach throws it back. Do not be 
afraid to drink. If the stomach is obstinate, use 
the index finger to excite vomiting. This washes 
out the contents of the stomach, which will be found 
fermenting, and full of bacteria. Then give him a 
large cup of hot water — very hot— with a little salt 
in it. Let the patient rest for an hour or so after 
vomiting, then flush the colon with water just as 
hot as the hand will bear, so it will not scald. Let 
the patient lie on his back while taking the injec- 
tion, and gently rub the bowels along the line of 
the colon. Let him retain the water from ten to 
fifteen minutes if he can. Next, the patient must 
be sweated, to open up the pores of the skin, and 
for this, nothing equals the wet sheet pack. Roll 
the patient in a sheet wrung out of cold water, on 
top of this, a couple of blankets and a comfortable. 
At his feet place hot bricks, in flannel, on his head, 
a towel, wrung out of cold water. Give him plenty 
of fresh air. When he has perspired freely, take 


him out of the pack, wash him with warm water 
and soap, rub him down, give him a drink of cold 
water and put him to bed. Repeat the injections 
daily, using tepid water. In cases of extreme weak- 
ness, the treatment must be modified. Let the 
patient have all the cold water he wants to drink, 
and give him plenty of fresh air. Use flushings 
daily, also the external bath, remembering, in the 
latter, to use cold water when the fever is high, and 
he will speedily be restored to health. Let him eat 
nothing until nature calls for it The best test of 
hunger, is a piece of stale, dry graham bread. 
This disease generally makes its appearance with 
one or more chills, sickness of the stomach, and 
more or less fever. The tongue has an ill-looking 
yellow coat, and food is unacceptable. The cause 
of all this, to an intelligent mind, is perfectly clear. 
The colon is clogged, and the acids in the stomach, 
and the duodenum, together with the abundance 
of secretions from the liver, have no outlet. In this 
condition a slight cold will close up the already 
over-worked pores of the skin, and turn the tide of 
corruption into the stomach, lungs and kidneys, 
and bilious fever is the result for Nature being 
unable to get rid of the filth by the ordinary meth- 
ods, resorts to her last expedient, of burning it up. 


The remedy is obviously simple. Cleanse the 
colon, and open the pores. Wash the stomach, take 
two or three hot injections daily, and, a hot sheet 
pack. This treatment, with baths, and rubbing-, 
will cure an ordinary case of bilious fever in about 
three days. Avoid all drugs. Nature will call for 
food, when it needs it. 


This is the modern name for influenza. It re- 
sembles an ordinary cold in its symptoms, but is 
far more violent in its effects. Acute pains in the 
head and kidneys, are symptoms that are usually 
present. If neglected, it may develop into pneu- 
monia, or consumption. It is both epidemic, and 
contagious, and thousands of victims were left in 
its trail, when it swept over the United States and 
Europe, during the winters of 1890, '91, and '92. 


Possibly you are not aware that this disease is 
almost invariably accompanied by constipation, but 
it is a fact, nevertheless, consequently, the internal 
bath is the first remedial process to be resorted to. 
Make them hot and copious, and use them daily, 
for three days at least. Next, relieve the internal 
congestion, by opening the pores of the skin. To 
do this, use the Turkish bath (see last page), take 


s • v 
it at night, drink a glass of hot lemonade, and go 
to bed. Tuck yourself up warm. Doubtless it will 
make you sweat, but you need that. In the morn- 
ing, take a bath, and a good rub down. Drink a 
cup of hot water half an hour before breakfast, and 
let that meal consist of plain food, soft-boiled eggs, 
oatmeal, graham bread, and fruit — oranges, if pro- 
curable. Two days of this treatment will put La 
Grippe to flight, but the better plan is to prevent 
it, by keeping the colon cleansed. 


This is a disease of the colon. The retention of 
faecal matter in the folds of the colon inflames the 
parts until they become dry, then the soft evacua- 
tions dry on the sensitive mucous membrane. 
These secretions produce a peculiar acid, which, in 
its turn breeds worms, and there, in the early stages 
of their existence, eat into the foreign matter and 
even into the mucous membrane itself, causing 
what is known as dysentery. 


In either the acute or chronic cases, the patient 
must be treated, lying down, with the hips elevated 
above the shoulders. This will relieve the pain and 
congestion in the lower part of the colon. In acute 
cases do not let the patient sit up a moment. Use 
a bed pan always. Flush the colon with hot water, 


letting it flow gently, and add a little salt to the 
water. After the discharge, follow with an injec- 
tion of two ounces of vaseline oil, which should be 
retained as long as possible. This is an emollient, 
and will soothe and heal the ulcerations. 


Most people imagine that nervousness is the re- 
sult of too much nerve force, but the opposite is 
the case. The trouble is a too sensitive battery, 
and inadequate nerve force. The batteries, or 
nerve centres, are too easily discharged. It is ner- 
vous irritability therefore, that we have to deal 

The causes are manifold, the restless American 
nature, the stimulating climate, neglect of physical 
training, giving too little time and attention to eat- 
ing and sleeping, concentrating too much attention 
on money getting and living, to the neglect of rec- 
reation and repose. One of the gravest causes is 
a constipated colon, which promotes indigestion, 
and through it, lack of nutrition, thus cutting off 
the supply of nerve food. The habit of tea and 
coffee drinking, and the use of tobacco, are also 
fruitful causes of this distressing affliction. 


You must apply a brake to that restless motor 
within you that is driving you too fast. You must 


step out of the busy stream of life for awhile, let 
it rush past you and take things easy. Flush the 
colon regularly — remove that great source of ner- 
vous irritation, for we have yet to hear of a nervous 
person that was not costipated. 

If you suffer from nervousness, you are dyspep- 
tic, your whole course of life tends to render you so. 
Follow the treatment, especially the diet, given 
under the head of ''Dyspepsia." Practice deep 
breathing, for lung development, for strong lung 
power is never associated with nervousness. Take 
plenty of exercise in the open air, but not to ex- 

Be moderate in all things, except sleep, you can- 
not sleep too much. Cultivate the sleeping habit, 
and don't give up until you can sleep ten hours a 


is important, for, as before stated, nervous people 
eat and sleep too little. Fatty foods, or those that 
are easily converted into fat, are what is necessary. 
Cod-liver oil is one of the best nerve foods in ex- 
istence. Take a teaspoonful at a time with a little 
maltine, and gradually increase the quantity until 
you can take a tablespoonful at each meal. If you 
really can't take cod-liver oil, the best substitute 
is sweet cream. Olive oil is also good, and celery. 



Cultivate slow ami measured movements, avoid 
undue activity, take life easy and be moderate in 
all things. 

To sum up. Flush the colon, sleep long, eat 
slowly, and plenty of oily or fat food, exercise free- 
ly, but in moderation, develop the lungs by breath- 
ing exercises, and take life easy. 

This line of treatment, faithfully carried out, will 
cure the very worst cases in time. 


There are many causes for this distressing com- 
plaint. Generally the cause is to be found in the 
stomach. Something that has no right there, is in 
that organ, and irritating the pneumogastric nerve 
that connects the stomach with the brain. It is a 
commom symptom of dyspepsia. 

An engorged colon is one of the most common 
causes, on the same principle that it causes para- 
lysis and apoplexy. Stimulants invariably promote 

To prevent the attacks, live regularly, avoid late 
hours and excessive brain work, shun alcoholic 
beverages, and tea and coffee, avoid sweets and 
pastries, and anything fried in fat. Eat good plain 
food, including fruit, (especially oranges), but 
never eat late at night. Develop the lungs. Never 
let a day pass without gently exercising all the 


muscles. Massage the abdomen each night before 
retiring. Keep the colon clean, by flushing, and 
bathe at least, three times a week. 

To relieve an attack, flush the colon thoroughly. 
Take a hot foot-bath, and while taking it, take a 
cup of hot lemonade— without sugar— so hot that 
you have to sip it. 


In this disease the outlet to the intestinal cacai 
has become clogged. The kidneys wear out 
trying to evacuate the bowels through its delicate 
tubular network, and the capillaries have become 
helpless through misuse in trying to do the work 
of others. So the tissues and muscles of the ex- 
tremities are loaded with this cast off material, and 
we call it bloat. This is dropsy. 


Empty and clean the colon. Take the following 
injection every night, and retain it. To a pint of 
hot water, add ten drops of the homeopathic tinc- 
ture of Indian Hemp. If that is not to be had, use 
the fluid extract of Merrill's preparation. Use 
every night until a decided improvement is seen. 
If you do not get the desired effect, double the 
dose— even forty drops will do no harm. It is not 
a poison, but an excellent diuretic for dropsical 


Take a Turkish Bath daily (see end of work), to 
open up the pores of the skin, but if the patient is 
too weak, use the hot wet sheet pack. 

Eat as little as possible, and let that consist of 
dry toast, well masticated. Do not take tea or 


This may be caused by injury, but mere fre- 
quently it is due to foreign substances getting into 
the appendicula vermiformis, or from the caecum, 
(the lower pouch of the colon), getting filled by 
seeds of berries, cherry stones, or hardened frecal 
matter, in which case, the action of the ileo-coecal 
valve is obstructed, and the natural passages of the 
bowels are stopped. 

The accepted medical practice is to put the pa- 
tient to sleep with tincture of opium, or veratrum 
viride, and let Nature right herself, if possible. If 
Nature can maintain herself against the doctor and 
his drugs from seven to nine days, the patient may 
get round, but, not well. 


(live from three to four hot injections daily, and 
alternate them with hot sitz baths. If the obstruc- 
tion does not give way on the fourth day, inject a 
pint of castor oil and a pint of hot water, mixed, 
bvi before giving it raise the patient's hips several 


inches higher than his shoulders. After giving it, 
turn the patient on his right side, and rub the re- 
verse way of the colon. Let him hold this two or 
three hours— seven or eight, if necessary. If this 
does not break loose the obstruction, try the hot 
water injection again. Apply local applications 
vigorously, hot fermentations, or hop bags steeped 
in weak vinegar. Above all, give no physic, it can 
do no good, but infinite mischief. If strangulary 
hernia does not exist, as a cause, this treatment 
will cure every case, but if the cause be hernia, the 
only remedy is a reduction of the hernial sack. 


Liver complaints are always closely related to 
other diseases of the digestive organs. The colon 
being clogged, the intestines are rendered sluggish, 
which in turn acts upon the duodenum, or second 
stomach, and prevents the food from promptly 
passing out— then fermentation takes place. 
Bile is poured out on the accumulated food again 
and again, for the presence of anything in the 
duodenum, is a demand for the secretion of bile. 
As a result, too much bile is mixed with the food 
to be absorbed— the blood becomes tainted with 
biliary secretions— showing itself in a yellow skin, 
dizziness of the head, dull, sleepy condition, and 
lack of ambition. This overtaxing of the oro-an 

TME system Perfected. 161 

results in what is known as acute congestion, the 
symptoms of which, are, tenderness to touch, and 
a feeling- of painful tension on right side just above 
the edge of the ribs, slight jaundice, furred tongue, 
loss of appetite, and scanty high colored urine. 


Open the colon by flushing, when the intestines 
and duodenum will be in turn, relieved, then open 
up the pores of the skin with baths, and allow Na- 
ture to expel the waste from the system in that 
manner The wet sheet pack will be found spec- 
ially valuable for that purpose. 

An unnatural appetite often accompanies bilious 
attacks, but it should be resisted. Eat sparingly 
of bread and milk, slightly salted, for two or three 
days, then take more solid food — but do not eat 
meat more than once a day, for a week or two. 
Any exercises that call the muscles of the stomach 
into play are beneficial, and should be practised 
daily, especially horseback riding and rowing. 
Exercise by bending forward strongly, at the same 
time taking a deep breath— you then have the liver 
in a vise, thus inducing active circulation. 

Walking about the room on all fours is one of 
the best exercises for a torpid liver, that can be 
imagined, but it should be practised in private, or 
your friends may question your sanity. 



Theso diseases usually have their origin in con- 
stipation, therefore the first thing to be done is to 
relieve this condition of the colon, by copious 
flushings. Bathe the body daily, in tepid water, 
being careful not to use soap that will irritate the 

Never use common soap, nor any of the highly 
perfumed varieties. A pure soap will float in the 
water. An occasional wet pack sheet is of great 
value. Attend carefully to the diet, and avoid all 
foods fried in fat, especially buckwheat cakes, and 
food of that description. 


This is caused by irritation of the kidneys, 
brought about by those organs being forced to do 
work which does not properly belong to them. 

Congestion is the first step towards chronic or 
acute inflammation. The second stage is a break- 
ing down, or degeneration of the kidney cells. If 
degeneration has passed a certain point, there is 
no hope. 


The only possible cure is to remove the cause. 
The colon, intestines, stomach, and skin, must be 
got into good working order, so that they will do 
their own work, and relieve the poor scapegoat— 



the kidneys— of unjust burdens. The colon should 
be constantly and copiously flushed, and warm 
baths frequently taken. Better still, is the Turk- 
ish Bath, especially the home bath described in 
this book, as the patient's head being - free, the hot 
air is not drawn into the lungs. 

Every night, after flushing the colon, inject a pint 
of warm water, and go to bed, it will pass off 
through the kidneys, cleansing them. If there is 
acute pain repeat the injection every two hours 
until relieved. Hot fomentations applied to the 
back, over the region of the kidneys, will relieve 
the pain, and gentle massage in the same locality, 
will be found beneficial. 

Avoid sweets, pastries, starchy foods, like pota- 
toes, alcohol, tobacco, tea, coffee, and overfat foods. 
The diet recommended for dyspepsia is good. 
Skim milk, buttermilk, and whey should be used 
freely, as they exercise a very beneficial influence 
on the kidneys. A wet compress worn over night, 
will help draw out the poisonous waste matters. 


This disease is caused by the presence of a mi- 
crobe, known as the " comma bacillus," which 
jnanufactures a virulent poison, called a ptomaine. 
Although the germs are taken into the system 
\hrough the medium of the mouth and stomach— 


they only multiply in the bowels, which is proved 
by the fact, that the vomit from a cholera patient 
contains none, while the discharges from the bowels 
abound with them. If the system is in perfect condi- 
tion, the germs are destroyed by the gastric juice in 
the stomach, as soon as inhaled. If the stomach is 
out of order, the bacilli escape into the intestines, 
where the fluids are alkaline (in which they thrive) 
and cholera is the result. The symptoms are, first 
a slight diarrhoea, almost painless, then tremors, 
vertigo, and nausea. Griping pains and repressed 
circulation follow — then copious purging of the in- 
testines, followed by discharges of a thin watery 
fluid, lividity of the lips, cold breath, and an un- 
quenchable thirst. 


First, flush the colon thoroughly with warm 
salt water every few hours. Next induce perspir- 
ation by means of the Turkish Bath, but if the 
case has set in violently, and vomiting and cramps 
appear, put the patient to bed instantly, give the 
injection, using a bed pan, then take two heavy 
sheets, dip them in water as hot as can be borne, 
fold them and lay them over the chest and abdo- 
men, and cover up with blankets, tucking them in 
closely at the sides. Put a jug of hot water to the 
feet. In about ten minutes re-dip the sheets 


quickly, and re-apply. In fifteen or twenty minutes 
the perspiration will appear, and the cramps will 

Take nothing into the stomach daring the dura- 
tion of the disease except moderate sips of cold 
water, or pieces of ice, to quench the burning thirst. 

Use simple strengthening food (milk is best) un- 
til health is restored. All water and milk should 
be boiled before using. 


The symptoms are similar to those of Asiatic 
cholera, but not so violent. The treatment is the 
same in principle. If there is a feelmg of nausea, 
take a warm water emetic. 


Is inflammation of the sack containing the bowels, 
and is generally caused by concussion or injury to 
the membrane — but in many instances it is caused 
by the breading of worms in the hardened foecal 
accumulations in the colon. 

No matter what the cause may be, flush the colon 
vigorously with injections as hot as can be borne, 
and place bags of hops, steeped in hot vinegar on 
the outside. This will soon reduce the inflamma- 
tion, and effect a cure. 


This prevalent complaint among the women of 



America, is due, in ninety per cent, of the casss, to 
constipation, and that, is mainly attributable to 
tight lacing - . In the majority of our countrywomen 
the sigmoid flexure (see diagram) is distended to 
nearly double its natural size, pressing upon the 
womb, which necessarily displaces it, but in addi- 
tion, the colon, through impaction frequently be- 
comes highly inflamed, and communicates the in- 
flammation to the womb, making it heavy and 

The ascending and descending colon lies imme- 
diately behind the ovaries, and if (as is often the 
case) it becomes distended to double its size, it 
stretches the broad ligaments and ovarian connec- 
tions frequently breaking them away from their 
peritoneal attachments, or carrying the peritoneum 
downward with them. 

The Fallopian tubes, which penetrate and are 
attached to the peritoneal sack, together with the 
uterine broad ligaments, are designed to hold the 
womb in place, but if the womb and overies are 
crowded down into the pelvic cavity, and the womb 
doubled upon itself, dysmenorrhea or painful 
menstruation, or amenorrhea, with convulsions is 
the result. Perhaps there may even be a complete 
stoppage, so that nature menstruates internally, 
and casts it off through the lungs or bowels. 




Empty the colon, and keep it clean by regular 
Hushing, and wear your clothing as loose as your 
husband's or brother's, and the womb will go back 
into its place, and all the bad symptoms disappear. 
It may be though that the temlons and ligaments 
have become partially paralysed through the uterus 
having been so long out of place. 

After emptying the colon, if there is pain in the 
back, with a bearing down sensation, sit in half a 
tub of hot water for fifteen or twenty minutes, once 
every other day. Throw yourself on your back 
with the hips raised as high as possible, then rub 
up from the pelvic bone, this will reduce the dis- 
placement of the sigmoid flexure, besides giving 
relief. Should the womb not go back into place, 
call in a physician to replace it. 

Painful menstruation, Leucorrhea, which are 
caused by displacement of the womb, inflammation 
and hypertrophy, or hardening of the womb, en- 
larged and sensitive ovaries, can all be speedily cur- 
ed by flushing the colon. 


Which affects nine out of every ten women, is the 
womb falling forward on the bladder, (causing fre- 
quent desire to urinate) and downward, which 
with the falling of the sigmoid flexure, produces 




obstruction of the bowels, and great straining- at 


Is a falling down, with the body of the womb thrown 
backward. Frequently it is doubled upon itself, 
when it becomes hardened and inflamed, an adhe- 
sion often takes place. Doctors frequently call this 
spinal disease, but it is the displaced organs press- 
ing on the great sympathetic nerve, which produces 
partial paralysis of the lower limbs, and loss of 
memory, sometimes causing insanity. In retrover- 
sion, after empting the colon, assume the following 
position. Kneel on the bed, or a sofa, with the 
body thrown forward until the chest also touches. 
Retain this position as long as possible, and repeat 
it frequently during the day. Sleep with the foot 
of the bed raised eight inches. These positions all 
facilitate the return of the womb to its normal po- 

Eat nutritous, easily digested food, and avoid 
all stimulants. 


Are very disagreeable things, and though not 
dangerous in themselves, yet are frequently the 
cause of serious complications, and the forerunners 
of consumption, pneumonia, and catarrh. Colds 
are commonly due to sudden changes of tempera- 



ture, and are caused by the sudden closing of the 
pores of the skin, thus preventing- the escape of 
those waste matters of the body which Nature has 
designed should be expelled in that direction. 
The blood is thus driven inward, causing conges- 
tion. If the system is in a sound, healthy condi- 
tion, with respiration good, and the colon clean, it 
should be next to impossible to take cold. If, 
however, there is a weak spot in the body, be sure 
the cold will hud it, when if not promptly dealt 
with, serious results may ensue. 


Constipation is an almost invariable accompani- 
ment of a cold, hence the first thing to do, is, to 
flush the colon. Use it copiously, and take it daily, 
for at least three days. Do not eat any supper the 
first night. The next thing to be done is to take 
the Turkish Bath (see end of bookj. It should be 
taken at night, after which, drink a glass of hot 
lemonade, and go to bed, covering the body tho- 
roughly. No doubt you will perspire profusely, 
but that is what you need. In the morning, take 
a good bath, and rub down, following the direc- 
tions given for bathing, drink a cup of hot water, 
an hour before breakfast, and let that meal be 
light— such as graham bread, boiled eggs, oatmeal, 
and oranges. You are then ready to attend to 


your daily business, and if you take another flushing 
at night, the next morning your cold will be only a 


This condition of the system has been so fre- 
quently referred to already, that further comment 
upon it may be deemed unnessary. Its causes are 
varied, insufficient exercise in the open air, hastily 
eaten, and imperfectly masticated food, also many 
articles of food tend to induce the evil of habitual 

Whatever you may do, avoid everything in the 
form of drugs, for.they are injurious in the highest 
degree. The continual excitation of the exeretory 
processes by the use of cathartics is a most per- 
nicious practice, and should be shunned. A con- 
stant indulgence in the " purgative habit " often 
renders the coating of the stomach so sensitive, 
that even the presence of food in that organ irri- 
tates it, and is frequently hurried out, half digest- 

Flushing the colon, massage, exercise, and prop- 
erly selected food, carefully eaten, are the only 
means by which constipation can be cured. 

Whole wheat bread, and acid fruits should be 
eaten freely, but sweets, tea, coffee, tobacco and 
alcohol should be studiously shunned. 




This is a disease of the rectum and muscles of 
iTue anus, and is the direct result of constipation. 
The accumulation of hardened fcecal matter dis- 
tends the sigmoid flexure, causing inflammation, 
until from its own weight, it falls down, producing 
prolapse of the bowels. Frequently, ulceration 
follows, and the bowel is pressed out— tumors 
forming, on the protruding portion. 


First, empty the colon by flushing, thus remov- 
ing the cause, then the inflammation will subside, 
and the protruding bowel go -back into its place. 
Tumors will soon absorb if they are put back when 
they protrude. Sitting in a tub of hot water Avill 
cause the bowel to go back immediately. Hot 
water is Nature's astringent, and never fails. The 
following salve will be found of great value in fa- 
cilitating recovery. Two heaped tablespoonsful 
of vaseline or cosmoline, willow charcoal, one tea- 
spoonful, canadies pinus canadensis, twenty-five 
drops, sulphate morphia, five grains. Mix well, 
and apply up, with the fingers, as far as possible. 

Bleeding piles are caused by congestion of the 
rectal blood vessels. In these cases, after flushing, 
inject a pint of hot water, and lie down immediate- 
ly, face downward. The heat of the water in the 



sigmoid flexure will draw the blood away from 
the congested vessels in the rectum, and quickly 
remove the tumor. 


These two terms signify one and the same dis- 
ease, that is, a condition of the system, in which 
the power of voluntary motion is lost. It is the 
outward manifestation of a deep-seated disease, 
that can usually be trace J to an obstructed colon, 
and consequent disordered circulation. The same 
causes promate apoplexy. A blood vessel is rup- 
tured in the brain, causing a clot to form, which 
presses upon the nerves that convey the will of the 
mind to the muscles, thus stopping their action. It 
is not, as is usually supposed, an affection of the 
muscles, but of the nerves that control the muscu- 
lar movements. Sometimes one entire side of the 
body becomes affected, and completely deprived 
of voluntary motion. Congestion of the brain is a 
preliminary of paralysis, and congestions of the 
brain are invariably due to an enlarged transverse 

One form of paralysis affect only certain parts of 
the body, such as the lower limbs, or the repro- 
ductive organs, and is caused by pressure upon 
some large nerve, communicating with the paralyz- 
ed portion. This is doubtless due to the pressure of 


au enlarged ascending or descending colon upon 
some of the lumbar plexus nerves, or their branches. 
This however, refers to what may be termed local 
paralysis, or paralysis of certain parts. 

Paralysis of an entire side of the body is due to 
pressure on the brain, and this is caused by de- 
fective circulation, induced by an unnaturally dis- 
tended colon. "While in this condition, some se- 
vere physical exertion, or mental strain increases 
the pressure beyond the power of resistance, and a 
rupture is the result— when the patient falls, where- 
ever he may happen to be. 


Prevention of paralysis is very easy, for with a 
clean colon, it is an impossibility, and the remedy 
is too plainly indicated to need pointing out. You 
have but to remove the cause— the accumulation 
in the colon. Massage is a most valuable part of 
the treatment. To prevent the muscles from stiffen- 
ing, and to retain the suppleness of the affected 
parts, frequent rubbings are necessary, and the 
mind should be stimulated to resume its control 
over the refractory muscles. During an attack it is 
necessary to pay particular attention to diet— easily 
digested, non-constipating food only. You may 
have to revert to a spoon diet for awhile— and, as 
the liability to a second attack is great, during the 


The system perfected. 

period of recovery special attention must be given 
to diet, to guard against it. 

When power begins to return to the affected 
parts, a system of graduated exercises should be 
arranged, gradually increasing in force, with the 
return of strength and normal control. These ex- 
ercises will gradually educate the mind, and restore 
its harmonious working with the body. 

epilepsy, or falling sickness, 
Is distinguished from apoplexy, or paralysis, by 
the convulsive action, and foaming at the mouth. 
One priine cause of this most distressing complaint 
is the action of worms in the colon. In a number 
of cases treated by Dr. Turner, quantities of worms 
were expelled, and recovery always followed. The 
treatment is simple. Flush the colon with hot 
water, and our antiseptic tonic until the worms are 
entirely expelled. During a fit, loosen the cloth- 
ing at the throat, and place something in the 
mouth — a cork, for instance— to prevent the pa- 
tient from biting his tongue. Some fine salt thrust 
into the mouth will shorten the duration of the fit. 

Another prolific cause, is masturbation, in which 
case, nothing but the abandonment of the habit, 
and a cleanly life, both physically and morally, 
will effect a cure. 

the system perfected. 1 75 


Is responsible for many of the ills of the present 
generation, in the form of transmitted constitutional 
weakness ; not to mention the functional derange- 
ments, and organic destruction, of which it is a 
potent and direct cause. 

There are two grave reasons why alcohol should 
not be taken into the system, or if at all, in very 
minute quantities, and at distant intervals. The 
first, is the moral reason, because it undermines and 
destroys the finer part of man. It has the peculiar 
effect upon the brain, of stimulating all the baser 
qualities, and blunting the finer ones. The second, 
is the physical reason (see page 135). When al- 
coholism becomes a fixed habit, it must be treated 
as a disease, for it is one in reality. In many cases, 
the large intestinal, or tape-worm, is at the root of 
the trouble. Now worms cannot exist in a perfect- 
ly clean body, with every function working pro- 
perly. Few, if any animals can resist the solvent 
power of the gastric juice if it is secreted in nor- 
mal quantity, and in full health and vigor, conse- 
quently, to cleanse the body of all superabundant 
filth, and restore it to a sound working condition, 
will prevent their growth. But if they are present, 
and developed (as they sometimes are) to an en- 
ormous size, the vital forces are unable to dislodge 



them, unaided, and recourse must be had to a 
"vermifuge" diet. This may be found in two ar- 
ticles — the crusts of good, sweet wheat-meal bread, 
and good, ripe, uncooked apples. It is important 
that the food be hard, so that it be well masticated, 
and that it be eaten slowly, so that the stomach is 
not overloaded. 


First, get the alcohol out of the system, by flush- 
ing the colon, daily, this will help you to stop drink- 
ing, (which is so much easier advised than accom- 
plished) then proceed to sweat it out, by a daily 
Turkish Bath (see page 191), or a Turkish Bath 
one day, and a wet- sheet pack the next. 

Second, sip a cupful of hot water, not less than 
half an hour before each meal, and use the wheat 
bread crusts and apple diet mentioned before, for 
one week, certain, two weeks are better (if possible). 
By that time, the worm, if present, will be dislodged 
then for a month, at least, follow the diet laid down 
for dyspepsia, when the alcoholized blood in your 
veins will have been replaced with good, rich blood j 
and your cure practically effected. 


The condition of the body, to which nosologists 
have applied this term, is that of general engorge- 
ment, or, over-fullness, and is the result of excessive 


eating, or imperfect depuration, or both. Over- 
eating and inactivity, are the chief producing 
causes. It is the especial prerogative of children, 
to be fat, but when too great an accumulation 
comes, with advancing years, it brings discomforts, 
disadvantages, and oftentimes, fatal diseases, 
among which are Apoplexy, Fatty Liver, Diabetes, 
Bright's Disease, and Heart Failure. The sanguine 
or entonic variety is distinguished by florid skin, 
full strong pulse, turgid veins, with firm and vig- 
orous muscular fibres, and the serous or atonic, is 
denoted by a full, but frequent and feeble pulse, 
smooth and soft skin, plump but inexpressive fig- 
ure, and general languor or debility of the vital 


Flush the colon regularly, and take as much ex- 
ercise as is possible, without fatigue. A brisk three 
mile walk, daily, will work wonders, in reducing 
weight, especially if you perspire freely. Drink a 
pint of hot water, an hour before each meal, and 
half an hour before retiring, to wash the sour 
yeasts and bile from the stomach before eating and 
sleeping. Live principally on roast or broiled meat, 
fish, poultry or game, boiled rice, green vegetables, 
and brown bread. When people are unable to 
take the necessary amount of exercise, the dieting 


process, known as the "Salsbury system," is very 
effective. This consists of the lean part of good 
beef, from which every particle of fat and sinew is 
removed, then chopped to a pulp, made into small 
cakes and broiled — then eaten hot. The reduction 
of adipose tissue demands a certain amount of self 
sacrifice, but the above method, if faithfully fol- 
lowed, never fails to effect the purpose. 


Is the term now generally employed to describe 
impotence, or physical disability to perform the 
sexual function. It is frequently due to conjugal 
excesses, but the principal cause, is the baneful 
widespread practice of masturbation, or self- pollu- 
tion. It manifests itself in what is known as Sperm- 
atorrhea, or involuntary emissions of the seminal 
fluid, and if allowed to continue unchecked, speed- 
ily depletes the vitality of the sufferer, and renders 
him a physical wreck. Do not be deceived by the 
lying advertisements of unprincipled charlatans, 
that any drug can help you. The treatment must 
be hygienie and thorough, and may nessitate a 
change in your whole mode of life. 


Firstly, the colon must be kept clean, as the 
fcecal accumulations there, irritate the sensitive 
nerves. So it is advisable to use the " Cascade " 


every night, for two weeks, at least, then every 
second night. Secondly, practice the breathing, 
and bodily exercises described on pages, 179 and 
183, and take all the exercise you can in the open 
air, as these things are important factors in 
strengthening the nervous system and hastening a 
cure. Thirdly, special attention must be paid to 
diet. If you can practice strict vegetarianism for a 
time, so much the better, choosing those articles 
most easily digested. Only plain roast or boiled 
beef should be eaten, (if any meat be taken at all), 
■hun all hot condiments, also, tea, coffee, tobacco 
and alcohol — especially the latter, for nothing can 
help you, while you use these articles. Fourth- 
ly, after flushing, take a cold bath every night, 
or, if this is impracticable, bathe the genital 
organs, and the spine (up to the base of the brain) 
in cold water, and rub down vigorously with a 
crash towel. Fifthly, resolutely form cleanly hab- 
its of mind, as well as body ; take up a course of 
good reading, to occupy the mind, and divert it 
into healthy channels, and shun all reading of a 
sensational nature. Sixthly, avoid thinking im- 
pure and lascivious thoughts, and do not allow 
your mind to dwell upon your condition, but culti- 
vate self-control. The above treatment has cured 
hundreds of bad cases, and will cure you, if stead- 


ily persevered in, but a strict abstinenoe from sex- 
ual indulgence, and an absolute abandonment of 
the pernicious vice, is an indispensable condition. 

Frequently, quite aged men write us, complain- 
ing of their sexual disability— to all such, we say 
that the restoration of lost power, after fifty years of 
age, is in the highest degree, improbable, and after 
the grand climacteric (63), is passed — it is practi- 
cally impossible. 


Under the above heading, we class the following 
troublesome complaints: Inflammation of the 
Breast, Milk Fever, Sore Nipples, Puerperal Swell- 
ed Leg, and Puerperal Fever, or Peritonitis, all of 
which complaints are practically unknown, under 
intelligent Hydropathic treatment. 

"We would point out that a simple hygienic mode 
of life, (including careful diet, and the regular 
practice of the " Cascade Treatment" during preg- 
nancy, will not only have the effect of making the 
labor easy, and the recovery, rapid, but will almost 
preclude the possibility of any of the above com- 
plaints manifesting themselves. 

During pregnancy, the "Cascade Treatment" 
should be regularly used, twice a week, by which 
means the absorption of the poisonous waste mat- 
ters of the system into the circulation is completely 


avoided, and the future health of the infant assur- 
ed. The body should be bathed daily, or, if im- 
practicable, then a brisk rubbing from head to foot, 
with a towel, and exercise— more or less— taken 
every day. The diet should consist largely of veg- 
etables and fruit, especially after the fourth month, 
avoiding farinaceous foods as much as possible, 
such as wheat, peas, beans, barley, and especially 
fine wheaten flour. These foods contain the bony 
constituents, and their avoidance tends to deossify 
the systems of both mother and child, and make 
child-birth what Nature intended it to be, a com- 
paratively painless proceeding. 

Careful attention to the foregoing hygienic mode 
of life, during pregancy, will effectually prevent 
the appearance of those distressing complaints, 
(before mentioned), peculiar to Nursing Mothers. 


would never occur, if the "Cascade" had been 
regularly used, and the treatment for it, when 
present, is to " flush the colon " thoroughly, and 
apply cool wet cloths, well covered with dry ones, 
to the breasts. If there is a surplus of milk, draw 
it off with the breast pump, or the more convenient 
method — the mouth. 


J)q not require anything but a little cream or oljvp 


oil applied to them, with occasional applications 
of cold, wet cloths when they are hot and painful, 
and occasional fomentations when they are cracked 
and sore — but do not fail to "flush the colon." 


Is principally due to over-heated, or ill- ventilated 
rooms, and should be treated by, at once, flushing 1 
the colon, and if the patient is not too weak, use 
the wet sheet pack, (see page 192), otherwise, tepid 
ablutions should be frequently used. 


Should be treated as an acute inflammation. The 
colon should be thoroughly flushed, the wet sheet 
pack, or tepid bath, used frequently, and cold wet 
compresses applied to the afflicted limb. The pa- 
tient may drink cold water freely, and the diet 
should consist mainly of Indian or wheat-meal 


Medical authors distinguish several varieties of 
this disease, but they are all modifications of the 
same. Although a frequent, and often fatal dis- 
ease, under oid- school methods, it may be consid- 
ered almost an impossibility under judicious water 
treatment. Warm foot baths, snd cold applica- 
tions to the head, are valuable, (see page 165). 


The following- simple methods of treating- the 
ailments of childhood, will be found remarkably 
efficacious, easy of application, and may be used 
with confidence. 


This disease often runs in families, and is most 
frequently caused by sudden alterations of temper- 
ature. The symptoms are usually, a harsh cough, 
hoarseness, sore throat, and slight fever. A croupy 
child needs watching 

The treatment cannot be too prompt. Place the 
child immediately in a hot bath, and rub the lower 
limbs thoroughly. Wring a cloth out of cold water, 
and place it on the throat and chest, covering it 
with a thick flannel, to exclude the air. Change 
the cloth as often as it gets dry, 


This is a bacillus disease. The colon being clog- 
ged, Nature is trying to cast out the impurities by 
way of the pores of the skin, and wnen these become 
congested, we have fever. First flush the colon, 
then use the hot sheet pack (see end of work), if 
the fever is not very high, or if the child has chills. 
If the fever is high, use the cold sheet pack. With 
this treatment the rash will soon come out, and the 
cJliltJ be easy. If fever appears again, give another 



injection, and a sponge bath. Feed the body with 
water outside, and give it all it wants to drink- 
Give no food until Nature calls for it, then a raw egg 
beaten in milk. When the appetite comes back, 
give soft boiled rice, or oatmeal with milk. Keep 
a cool head, and this treatment will save your child. 


Is a disease that can be readily cured by flushing 
the colon — adding a little pure salt to the water. 
It is purely a disease of the alimentary canal, con- 
sequently, cleansing that passage, affords relief. A 
tepid bath, covering the legs and abdomen, is of 
wonderful benefit when fever is present. Be very 
particular with the diet. A raw egg well beaten, 
in boiled milk is very nourishing, as also is Mellin's 


Is a terribly fatal complaint, the result of a poison 
or germ produced in the body during the illness. 
The symptoms being difficult to identify, all cases 
of sore throat, if accompanied by fever, loss of 
strength, and white spots on the tonsils, should be 
regarded as diphtheretic. 

Give full hot water flushings twice, or four times 
every twenty-four hours. If the throat is of a gray- 
ish color, add a teaspoonful of borax to every quart 
of water. If it is of a dark red color, add a teaspoon- 


f ul of acetic acid to every quart of water. If the child 
cannot retain it, place it in a hot hip bath, and then 
it will. After the discharge, induce perspiration 
with the hot sheet pack, (if chilly), if not, in the 
cold pack, and apply a cold compress to the throat. 
Give the child all the cold pure water it wants. 

To treat the throat locally, take equal parts of 
fine salt, borax, and common soda, pulverize, mix 
well, and, by means of a quill, blow well down the 
throat, using one quarter or half a teaspoonful. 
small pox, 

Is a very contagious eruptive fever, caused by a 
bacillus germ, peculiar to the disease. It com- 
mences with chills and fever, with aching of the 
limbs, in from nine to twelve days after exposure. 

After forty- eight hours the eruption usually ap- 
pears. When rightly treated, it is not a danger- 
ous disease. 

In the case of a young person or child, the treat- 
ment is the same as for scarlet fever. Let the 
patient have all the water it wants in frequent 
drinks— a little cold water at a time. 

After the eruption appears, no further treatment 
is necessary, except a daily flushing of the colon, 
and a daily sponge bath in tepid water. If there 
is pain in the head, apply a cold compress. There 
is no appetite during the progress of the disease, 



but when the stomach demands food, great care 
should be exercised. A quantity of Murdock's 
food twice a day, is a good thing. When strength 
returns, toasted graham bread, mush, boiled or 
broiled chicken may be given. 


The marking is caused by exposure to dry air 
and light, therefore, paint the hands and face with 
a mixture of glycerine and charcoal— the glycer- 
ine keeps the skin soft, and the charcoal shuts 
out the light. It should be washed ofi every 
morning, and re- applied. Under no circumstances 
must the patient be allowed to scratch off the pox. 


Is an eruptive disease peculiar to children, slightly 
contagious, but not dangerous. It may commence 
with a slight chill, or not. The fever is usually at- 
tended with a slight cold, swollen watery eyes, and 

The first thing to be done, is, to bring out the 
rash, which is quickly done, by flushing the colon, 
followed by a wet sheet pack, as in scarlet fever. 
When the eruption is out, nothing is needed, but 
to keep the colon clean, and wash down daily, with 
tepid water. In all eruptive diseases, guard 
against taking cold— for a cold closes the pores of 
the skin, shutting up Nature's vent through which 

she is expelling the disease germs. 


This exceedingly prevalent and troublesome com- 
plaint may be quickly and effectually relieved by 
colon injections, coupled with the J. B. L. antisep- 
tic tonic. It should be retained until the prepara- 
tion has time to destroy or loosen the hold of the 
worms. Its action may be greatly accelerated by 
rubbing and churning the bowels. 


These spasms sometimes indicate the approach 
of one of the eruptive fevers, but usually, the cause 
is the irritation of teething, or worms in the intes- 
tines. Although the appearance of a child under 
such conditions, is painful, yet the danger is much 
less than appears. 

Get the little sufferer into a hot bath as quickly 
as possible, and draw the blood to the skin, which 
will afford relief. Next, direct your attention to 
the bowels. If, as is exceedingly likely, worms 
are the cause, treat as for worms. 



Lung development is the most important end 
to be obtained by physical culture. Weak lungs 
and imperfect digestion are inseparably associated, 
for to secure perfect nutrition, every particle of 



food has to be thoroughly oxygenised ; thus pass- 
ing through a state of chemical combustion. The 
oxygen inhaled, uniting with the carbon of the 
food produces this combustion. Hence the neces- 
sity for an ample supply of oxygen. Test your 
lungs, by inhaling a full breath — innate the lungs 
to their full capacity, if it makes you dizzy, you 
are in danger. 


1. When in the open air, walk erect, head up, 
chin drawn in, shouldens thrown back, thoroughly 
innate the lungs, and retain the air for a second or 
two, then expel it gently. Practise this several 
times a day, and if your employment keeps you in, 
make time and go out. 

2. The first thing in the morning, and the last 
thing at night, when you have nothing on but your 
under-clothing, stand with your back against the 
wall, and fill the lungs to their utmost capacity, 
then — retaining the breath — gently tap the chest 
all over with the open hands. Do this regularly 
every morning and night, gently at first, but grad- 
ually increasing the length of time for holding the 
breath, and the force of the blows, as the lungs 
grow stronger. 

3. Stand upright, heels touching, toes turned 
out, place the hands on the hips, the fingers resting 



on the diaphragm, the thumbs in the soft part of 
the back. Now innate the lungs, and force the air 
down into the lower back part of the lungs, forcing 
out the thumbs. Do this half a dozen times at 
first, gradually increasing the number. Women 
seldom use this part of the lungs — tight dresses 
and corsets prevent them. 

4. "While in the same position, fill the upper 
part of the lungs full, then force the air down into 
the lower part of the lungs, and back again, by al- 
ternately contracting the upper and lower muscles 
of the chest. Do this repeatedly, for besides being 
a good lung developer, it is an excellent exercise 
for the liver. 

5. Stand erect, arms hanging by the side, then 
slowly raise the arms until they are high above the 
head, at the same time gradually taking in a full 
breath, until the lungs are completely filled, then 
gradually lower the arms, at the same time, slowly 
expelling the breath. After doing this a few times 
—while the lungs are full — raise and lower the arms 
several times, quickly. 

6. Place the hands on the hips, the fingers rest- 
ing on the diaphragm, the thumbs in the soft part 
of back, then keeping the lower limbs rigid, bend 
forward from the waist line, expelling the breath 
at the same time, quickly, then straighten up, in- 


haling- slowly, then perform the same movement 
backwards. Repeat this five or six times, then, 
holding the breath, with the hings full, backwards 
and forwards a few times. 



This exercise, while it develops the muscles of 
the arms, also has an important effect in arousing 
the absorbent action of the great vital batteries, or 
nerve centres, and will be found cf immense bene- 
fit in cases of weak digestion, as it induces a flow 
of natural electricity through the nerves of the 


While standing, inflate the lungs to their fullest 
extent, then raise the body, on the toes, three times, 
at each time of raising, inhale a little more air, but 
allow none to escape. Now, still holding the breath, 
raise the hands, in front, to the level of the should- 
ers, the arms extended to their full length, with all 
vitality taken out of them. Slowly draw the hands 
toward the shoulders, gradually putting force into 
them, so that by the time they reach the shoulders, 
the fists will be tightly clinched— so tightly— that 
a tremulous motion is felt. Then, without relaxing 
the tension, thrust the hands slowly forward, and 
draw them back to the shoulders with the greatest 


rapidity possible, still maintaining the intensity, as 
many times as possible. 

The speed of the drawing back motion must be 
great, to be of value, in fact, upon extreme speed, 
full lungs, and clinched hands, the success of this 
exercise depends. If practised in the manner des- 
cribed, it will be found of the utmost benefit in 
nourishing the nerves. 



1. Eaise the arms above the head, alongside the 
ears, then bring them down with a steady sweep, 
without bending the knees, until the fingers touch 
the floor. Be sure to relax the muscles of the neck, 
and allow the head to hang. 

2. Place the hands upon the breast, and drop 
the head backward, a little to one side, then bend 
the body backward as far as possible. 

3. Curve the right arm above the head, toward 
the left shoulder, and allow the weight of the body 
to rest on the left leg, the right foot being carried 
slightly outward. Allow the body to hang down 
as far as possible on the left side, without straining 
too much. Then reverse the movement. 


Allow the arms to hang by the side, now, press 
the shoulder as far back as it will go, then, as high 


as it will go, then forward as far as it will go, and 
drop it again, then rotate it several times. Do 
the same with the left, then both together. Strike 
out with the right hand, tightly clinched, then the 
left, then both together. Repeat horizontally, 
right and left, then straight up overhead, then 
down by the sides. 


1. Stand on left leg, relax the muscles of right 
leg, keeping all other muscles rigid, then swing 
right leg backwards and forwards, loosely, from the 
hip-joint. Then, keep the thigh rigid, and swing 
the leg from the knee-joint. Perform the same 
movement with left leg. 

2. Stand with the legs about eighteen inches 
apart, the hands on the hips, then lower the body 
until almost in a sitting position on the floor, then 
straighten up again. Repeat this a dozen times, 
increasing the speed with each movement. 


Is quite a luxury, but few people know how to 
do it. 

Stand in the position described in the last exer- 
cise, but with the hands raised high above the 
head. Now raise yourself on the tips of your toes, 
and try your best, to touch the ceiling. You will 
appreciate this exercise as a relaxation. 



Which is the application of motion and pressure to 
the body, is a most important factor in preserving 
or restoring health. It affords a sick peuson all the 
benefit to be obtained from exercise, without the 
physical effort, which he is unable to exert. The 
sweat glands, capillaries, and lymph channels, which 
constitute thousands of miles of tubing, in the body 
of a grown person, are, by carefully and systemati- 
cally applied massage stimulated to action. The 
currents in these vessels are a necessity of life. 
When they are obstructed, weakness is the result, 
when they cease, decay and death ensue. 

When we rub our hands or feet, we say the fric- 
tion warms them, in reality it is the inner vessels 
which are stimulated, and bring more warm blood 
to the parts. If this process is extended over the 
whole available surface of the body, the most bene- 
ficial results will follow. 

There are three recognized methods of applica- 

First — Rubbing, to stimulate the skin to action. 

Second — Rolling, and pinching gently, also a 
kneading movement, used principally to stimulate 
the stomach, bowels, and muscular tissues. 

Third — Percussion, or tapping with the ends of 
the fingers, softly — most efficacious in stimulating 
the action of the lungs. 

Rub the surface first, with a little palm oil, or 
vaseline. Use the tapping movement for the chest, 
and back, the rubbing movement for the stomach 
and bowels, and the pinching, or kneading move- 


ment for the limbs. In dyspepsia and constipation, 
great benefit is derived from massage treatment of 
the stomach and colon — starting the movements in 
the right groin, where the colon commences, and 
following its course to its rectal extremity, (consult 
diagram). For rheumatism, sprains, etc., com- 
mence with hot oily applications. 

Most people find massage treatment to have a 
gentle, soothing effect. Nearly all find their appe- 
tite increased. 


The first method is simplicity itself, and consists 
in drinking from half to a pint of hot water,- as hot 
as can be drank with comfort, in the morning after 
rising, or half an hour before breakfast. It loosens 
up the mucus in the stomach, and in half an hour 
it will have passed out. 

The second consists in drinking tepid water until 
nauseated, then the stomach will throw it back, 
with its contents. This thoroughly empties and 
cleanses the stomach. From a pint to a quart, is 
usually sufficient, although two quarts will do no 
harm. If the stomach does not reject it readily, 
thrust the forefinger down the throat to the end of 
the glottis. 


Provide a wooden bottomed chair, and having 
stripped the patient of all clothing, except a pair 
of woolen drawers to protect his legs from the heat, 
let him sit on it, with his feet ankle deep in a hot 
foot bath, just as hot as he can bear. Wrap him 
about first with a blanket, tucking it close around 


the neck, but letting it hang- loose over the chair 
and vessel containing- the foot bath, but so arrang- 
ed as to exclude the air from his person. Over the 
blanket wrap one or two heavy comfortables, the 
object being to prevent the escape of the heat and 
exclude the outside air from the body. Raising 
one side of the comfortables and blanket, place un- 
der the chair an old tea-cup half full of alcohol. 
Set it on fire and again close the opening. Give 
him a drink of cold water, and if the head feels op- 
pressed, apply a wet towel wrung from cold water. 
Add more hot water to the foot bath once or twice, 
keeping it as hot as he can bear it during the con- 
tinuance of tlie bath. Keep him in the bath until 
the alcohol is all burned out. Then wash him down 
with soap and tepid water, sponge off with cool 
water, rubbing the flesh and working the muscles 
vigo ously the meanwhile. Then dry off by patting 
the skin with the towel (not rubbing it), leaving a 
little moisture on it ; dress quickly and let him lie 
down for an hour or put him to bed. 

It should not be taken either immediately before 
or after a meal. 


Spread over the bed or cot two or more heavy 
comfortables, over these a pair of blankets then, if 
for a person of strong vitality, wring a sheet out cf 
cold water just dry enough not to drip, and spread 
it over the blanket ; lay the patient stripped of all 
clothing on the sheet with his arms by his sides, 
tuck the sheet around him, then the blankets and 
comfortables, leaving his head out but tucking it 


close around the neck and over his feet— making a 
mummy of him, so to say. If the head is hot or 
aches, apply a towel wrung from cold water and 
renew it as often as it gets warm. To the feet apply 
a jug of hot water. Let him lie in the pack from 
twenty to forty minutes, or even longer if he is com- 
fortable. He will soon get warm and sweat freely. 
This is the end desired. If he goes to sleep, as is 
often the case, don't be in a hurry to wake him up. 
He will take no harm so long as he keeps warm. 
See that there is plenty of fresh air in the room. 
When he has been in the pack a sufficient length 
of time close the windows, then take him out and 
wash him down thoroughly with soap and soft, tepid 
water, then sponge off with cooler water, rubbing 
him down vigorously and working the flesh the 
meanwhile. If not too weak he should assist in this 
operation. Then dry off by patting the skin with 
the towel (not rubbing it), leaving a little moisture 
on the skin. Then, if in the day time, and the wea- 
ther is not too cold, a little exercise in the open air 
will be beneficial. If he is too weak to exercise put 
him to bed again. 

Before and during the pack let him have all the 
cold water he wants to drink, in small quantities at 
a time. If the patient has but little vitality, wring 
the sheet out of tepid instead of cold water. 

The hot sheet pack is used in the same manner, 
the only difference being, that the sheet is wrung 
out of water, as hot as can be borne. 




In conclusion, we would ask the reader to care- 
fully consider the facts herein set forth, to weigh 
the testimony against the old system, and for the 
new, and let sober reason decide which of the two 
is the more rational. Bring the same dispassion- 
ate judgment to bear on this question, that you 
would on a matter involving your financial welfare. 
It will amply repay you to do so, for the matter at 
stake is a weighty one. The preservation of health 
is a duty that each member of the human family 
owes to self and friends. 

Such is the power of health, that without its co- 
operation, every other comfort is torpid and lifeless 
as the power of vegetation without the sun. And 
yet this is commonly thrown away in thoughtless 
negligence, or in foolish experiments on our own 
strength, we let it perish without remembering its 
value, or waste it to show how much we have to 
spare, it is sometimes given up to the management 
of levity and chance, and sometimes sold for the 
applause of jollity and looseness. Others there 
are, who inherit weak constitutions, and fall an easy 
prey to sickness ; while others who are neither 
thoughtless nor naturally weak, invite disease 
through simple ignorance of the laws that govern 
their being. Owing to these manifold causes sick- 
ness is rife, and the medical profession has come 



to be regarded (and not without cause) as an ex- 
ceedingly lucrative one. 

This would not be a matter so much to be deplor- 
ed, if so-called "medical science" had kept pace 
with the other sciences ; but the lamentable truth 
is, that the practice of medicine (so far as healing 
value is concerned) has not advanced one jot since 
the days of Esculapius. Surgery has made won- 
derful strides, but medicine has stood still. True, 
they have increased the number of remedies, aye, 
a hundred fold, but the only result has been to 
complicate the system, without improving it. 

The reflective individual cannot pick up the 
smallest country newspaper and read the record of 
daily events, without being struck with astonish- 
ment at the gigantic strides that science and in- 
vention have made — especially during the present 
century. The fact, that for the paltry sum of one 
or two cents, a man can read at his breakfast table 
the record of the doings of the previous day, in all 
parts of the world, is little short of the miraculous. 
Think of being able to traverse the breadth of this 
vast continent — 3.000 miles — in five days, or of 
crossing the broad Atlantic in the same limited 
space of time ! 

Read the triumphs of astronomy. Look at the 
progress in engineering, which has rendered possi- 



sible such achievements as the Suez canal, the 
Brooklyn Bridge, and the crossing- of the Rockies 
by the locomotive ! Ask the farmer concerning* the 
value of his steam ploughs, his reaping, binding, 
and mowing machines. 

Reflect for awhile on the marvellous develop- 
ments in electricity, the telephone, the telegraph, 
the phonograph, and the electric railroad! And 
future generations will yet see wonders of which we 
have not even dreamed. But not in medicine. 

Everything else has progressed, but //Whas stood 
still. The scientists have been busy subjugating 
the forces of Nature for the benefit of mankind, 
but that petted, favored coterie of individuals com- 
posing the "medical profession," who claim as 
their especial function, the keeping in order of that 
delicate, and complex piece of mechanism, the 
"human system," have done nothing. The reason 
is obvious. Being based on a fallacy — progress on 
rational, and defined lines is impossible. The exact 
sciences have progressed, which is tantamount to a 
tacit admission, by the drug practitioners that, so- 
called medical science, is in reality no science at all. 

"What people need is fewer doctors, and more in- 
struction in the art of preserving health. 

Hygiene should form a part of our school curri- 
culum. Children should be taught the mysteries 



of their own bodies, then the future generation 
would have little need of medical men — they would 
know what to do to regain their health, when assail- 
ed by sickness, instead of feeing a member of a 
close corporation to order them what to take. 

Our purpose in this little work has been to show 
the people that they can, if they will, be their own 
physicians and that in doing so, their chances of 
recovery are immeasurably greater — that the pres- 
ervation of their health is in their own hands. The 
administering of drugs in sickness, is a barbarous 
practice, illogical in its reasoning, unsound in its 
theory, and pernicious in its practice. Thoroughly 
cleansing the system by flushing the colon, is a 
simple, common sense method of treatment, easy 
of application, thoroughly hygienic in theory, and, 
beyond all question, immensely beneficial in prac- 

Thousands of grateful people can testify to its 
efficiency, frequently in case where the "faculty" 
had abandoned all hope, and why ? Because it as- 
sists Nature instead of thwarting it. The principal 
drawback under which our system has labored 
hitherto, has been the lack of perfect apparatus for 
the introduction of the cleansing stream, but we 
now have the satisfaction of introducing to the 
public a means for that purpose, that leaves nothing 



to be desired. The J. B. L. Cascade is the most 
satisfactory, and effective appliance for flushing 
the alimentary canal that has yet been invented. 

It is the outcome of years of patient .toil and 
thought, but the thoroughly satisfactory results 
obtained by it, and the enthusiastic enconiums lav- 
ished upon it by its beneficiaries, are regarded by 
the proprietor as an ample and commensurate 
reward (not wholly undeserved) for the mental la- 
bor involved in its successful evolution. 

Its simplicity is such, that it can be manipulated 
by any intelligent child, and its price, by compari- 
son with its remedial virtues is insignificant. With 
this perfected apparatus, and the J. B L. antiseptic 
tonic, any parent can constitute himself the physi- 
cian of his family, and by following the directions 
for the treatment of the various diseases described 
in this work, can successfully combat them — and 
all at a cost not exceeding one physician's visit. 
But more than that, he can, by periodical use of it, 
so improve the physical condition of himself and 
family, that they will forget what sickness is, and re- 
joice in that exhilaration of spirit that only conies 
with perfect health. 

Our system of treatment is true in philosophy, in 
harmony with Nature, and thoroughly rational in 



1. The best time to use the Cascade, is just before retiring for 
the night, and not less than two hours after taking the last meal. 

2. The water should be at animal heat, or as hot as to com- 
fortably bear the hand in. 

3. The reservoir should always be completely filled, without 
regard to the quantity to be injected at the time. This excludes 
the air, which would otherwise be forced into the colon, prevent- 
ing the entrance of the water, and causing griping pains. 

4. Those who have never practised the flushing treatment, 
should proceed with discretion. The capacity of the colon, in the 
average adult, is one gallon, but if it be impacted it would be im- 
possible to inject that quantity of water in addition to the fcecal 
matter present. The best plan therefore, in commencing the 
treatment, is to use a quart or three pints the first night, the next 
night, double the quantity, and the third or fourth night, the full 
quantity should be received. 

5. Dissolve the antiseptic thoroughly in a teacup, with hot water 
(boiling water is best), and add it when the reservoir is about half 

6. While receiving the water, it is advisable to follow the course 
of the colon with a gentle stroking motion, commencing in the left 
groin, up, to a point just above the navel, then across, and down 
to the right groin. This facilitates the entrance of the water, and 
at the same time loosens any adherent fcecal matter in the colon. 
When expelling the water, reverse the movement, commencing in 
the right groin. Study the diagram of the digestive apparatus in 
this book. 

7. After expelling the water, it will be found very beneficial to 
inject about half a pint of cold water, and retain it, This will act 
as an excellent Rectal tonic. 

8. For the simple preservation of health, it will be found amply 
sufficient to use the "Cascade" twice a week, or, at the most, 
three times. 

9. It is advisable to solicit the bowels, before using the " Cas- 
cade." gas being frequently expelled, if nothing else, and if this is 
done, and the reservoir completely filled, pain will rarely, if ever, 
be felt. If, however, pain should be experienced, make a strong 
decoction, by pouring a pint of boiling water, on a tablespoonful 
of aniseseed, and add the liquid to the water used for flushing. 

Better omit the external bath than the internal cleansing'. 
Keep the fountain pure, and the stream will be pure. 


Page. Page. 

Alcohol on the Heart. . . , . . .135 Headache , 157 

Asiatic Cholera lG^Healing Tower of Sunlight. .133 

Action of the Lungs 129 Inflammation of the Bowels 159 

Bilious Fever 152 Infantile Convulsions.. 187 

Cholera Morbus , 165 Inebriety 175 

Common Colds 168 La Grippe 153 

Constipation 180 Lost Manhood ■ 1 78 

Croup 183 Massage 193 

Cholera Infantum 184 Measles. . „ 186 

Cases. Chicago Med. Exam.. 87 Nursing Mothers 180 

Consumption 143 Obesity 176 

Catarrh 145 Origin of the Treatment 56 

Diagram Digestive Organs. . 4,Objections, Answered. .... .115 

Description " " 56 Peritonitis 165 

Dr. A. Wilford Hall's Case.. 58 Paralysis, or Palsy 172 

Dr. H. T. Turner's Story .. 73 Physical Culture 187 

Dr. Lee's Triumph ... .101 Piles, or Hemorrhoids 171 

Description of the Skin 125 Preface 7 

Dieta y Tables 139 Rheumatism 149 

Dyspepsia 1 17 Stomach Bath 194 

Dysentery , 154 

Dropsy 158 

Diseases of the Nerves. . . . 155 
" " '* Liver 160 

Scarlet Fever. 183 

Small Pox 185 

Typhoid Fever 150 

Turkish Bath. 194 

" " " Kidneys. .. .162 Uterine Displacements 165 

'* " ' Skin 162 Use of the Cascade 202 

Diphtheria 184i Valedictory 197 

Epileps> — Falling Sickness. 174, Wet Sheet Pack 195 

Erysipelas ... .1461 Worms in the Intestines. . . .187 


PATENTED JAN- 1894-and AUC 1897. 

This invaluable appliance, which has proved 
such an inestimable blessiDg to thousands of un- 
happy sufferers, takes its name from the initials of 
the three words that constitute our trade mark.— 

It will be readily seen, by referring to the illus- 
trations on the following- leaves, that the " J .B. L. 
Cascade " is entirely different from any other ap- 
pliance, for "flushing the colon," that has ever 
been offered to the public. It is, in fact, the Only 
Apparatus Ever Specially Made For The 
Purpose, either in this or any other country ; for 
the Bulb and Fountain syringes, were constructed 
for an entirely different class of operations, and 
were only used for intestinal treatment, because 
there was nothing better at hand. 

The simplicity of the method of operation, can 
be seen at a glance, for the patient sits in ease and 
comfort, upon the " Cascade," while receiving 
the cleansing stream. Personal weight, it will be 
seen, is the motive power that forces the water into 
the colon, without the slightest physical effort, the 
time required for the reception of the water being 
from three to four minutes only. By following our 
ejections, the time occupied in the whole opera- 
tion of "flushing," need not exceed fifteen min- 


utes, or about one-fourth of the time necessary by 
other methods ; a valuable saving of time to busy 
or weakly people. 

The reservoir, which holds five quarts, is made 
of the very best clolh rubber (the only hot water 
appliance, made of this material), and the £- injec- 
tion points," which are shown, " actual size " in 
the illustration, are so constructed, that the natu- 
ral constriction of the sphincter muscle holds them 
firmly in position in the rectum, and while afford- 
ing- the water free passage into the colon, prevents 
the escape of a single drop, externally, thus ren- 
dering soiled gsrments impossible. They are fur- 
nished with six rows of perforations, through which 
the water is evenly diffused over the walls of the 
rectum, giving it the full benefit of the treatment, 
a most desirable thing in cases of "piles," and 
" rectal inflammations." 

The faucet, is considered, by expert physiolo- 
gists, to be anatomically correct, for the "dome" 
portion accurately fits the natural arch of the 
body, when in a sitting position, affording perfect 
support to the parts, and preventing any prolapse; 
while the handle of the faucet, projecting forward, 
between the limbs of the patient, may be manipu- 
lated with the greatest ease, in controlling the flow 
of water. 

Another great advantage is, that the patient is 
seated on a warm cushion, which soothes the sys- 
tem, and allays any desire to expel the water, and 
the lower portion of the body can remain covered. 


which is impossible when using any other method. 

But, not only is it the oue, perfect instrument 
for the practice of the '"flushing" treatment for, 
by a simple change of stoppers it can be convert- 
ed into the largest fountain syringe in the 
world ; and by merely shutting off the faucet, and 
filling the reservoir, it is transformed into a hot 
water bottle that has no equal, as its great bulk 
enables it to retain the heat for many hours. It is 
the most cleanly, convenient, expeditious, 
and in fact, the most perfect instrument for 
all the above purposes, that has ever been manu- 
factured, suitable for both sexes, adults, or child- 
ren, and in its handsome case, it forms an attrac- 
tive and sensible present, and should find a place 
in every home. 

With reasonable care, the " Cascade " should 
last for several years. We know of many that have 
been in use for three years, and are still in good 
condition, but, in any case, We Guarantee Them 
For One Year. 

We also furnish with every "Cascade"' a box 
of our invaluable Antiseptic Tonic, the most per- 
fect antiseptic and germ- destroyer in existence. 

The quantity sent, will last for several months, 
and a like amount will be sent, by mail, post-paid, 
for fifty cents, but only to purchasers of the 
" Cascade." 

Send for our thirty- six page illustrated and des- 
criptive pamphlet, containing convincing testimo- 
nials, from prominent people. Mailed Free. 

The above illustration, shows the special " Rec- 
tal Injection Points," (actual size), used in the 
" J. B. L. Cascade. They are anatomically perfect 
in construction. 

(Patent Applied For). 

The "J. B. L. Cascade," (on seat,) in position 

□Por Treatment. 

PRICE, without Fountain Attachment, $6.00 
" with " " 7.00 

T h e "Cascade," as a Fountain Syringe, 

The "Cascade," as a Hot Water Bottle. 

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The "J. B. L. Cascade" is endorsed in the 
highest terms, by the following- authorities in med- 
ical, hygienic, and professional circles : 


Proprietor Walter's Park Sanitarium, "Walter's Park, Pa. 


Proprietor Water Gap Sanitarium, Minsi, Pa. 

Dr. G. W. BROOKS, 

Late of Board of Health, N. Y. City. 

A. WILFORD HALL, Ph. D., L. L. D., 

Author of the " Health Pamphlet." 

W. E. FOREST, B. S. M. D., 

Author of " The New Method," Los Angeles, Cal. 


Hot Springs. Va. 


63 Trumbull St., New Haven, Conn. 


43 West 45th St., N. Y. City. 


169 West 9lst St., N. Y. City. 


Private Sanitarium, 177 West 47th St., N. Y. City. 


87 Macon St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Kneipp Sanitarium, Cincinnati, Ohio. 


The Gaat Criminal Lawyer, Chicago, 111. 


35 West 51st St., N. Y. City. 


102 Lexington Ave., N. Y. City. 


25 West 50th St., N. Y. City. 


Principal of the New York School of Expression. 

Y. M. C. A Building, 318 West 57th St., N. Y. City. 


38 West 26th St., N. Y. City. 


Studios, 601-2 .Carnegie Hall, N. Y. City. 


Kneipp Cure Institute, Asheville, N. C. 

of the United States Courts. 

Adjutant, and Inspector- General of the G. A R 

America's Operatic Queen. 

Morristown, N. J. 


Late Police Commissioner of Newark, N. J. 

The Great Character Actress, 

" In a multitude of counselors there is wisdom."